Heat flux anomaly in high-enthalpy and high reynolds number flow

Hideyuki Tanno, Tomoyuki Komuro, Kazuo Sato, Katsuhiro Itoh, Masahiro Takahashi, Tomoaki Ishihara, Yousuke Ogino, Keisuke Sawada

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The series of aerodynamic heating test campaigns with blunt shaped models in hypersonic high-enthalpy flow were conducted in JAXA-HIEST. Four different blunt shaped models were applied in this study; Apollo CM 6.4% scale model, HRV capsule 6% scaled model and two hemi-sphere probes with radius of curvature r=20mm and r=100mm. Numerical analysis with an axis-symmetric Navier-Stokes thermo-chemical non-equilibrium code was also conducted. Stagnation pressure was almost fixed to P0=50MPa, while stagnation enthalpy was varied from H0=7MJ/kg to 21MJ/kg. The unit Reynolds number under the condition was 0.9million/m to 3million/m and the boundary layer was hence mainly fully laminar flow. Abnormal high-heat flux was observed under high enthalpy condition (H0>10MJ/kg), which anomalies were almost twice higher than those of numerical calculations or theoretical ones. The measurement with four different blunt models showed that the abnormal heat flux was increased as stagnation enthalpy. From the analysis of compression process of the free-piston driver, radiation heating from driver gas does not seem to explain this heating anomaly. The numerical analysis implied that the heating anomaly was related to radiation from unknown atoms or molecules in shock layer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2012 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jun 252012 Jun 28

Publication series

Name43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2012


Other43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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