Numerical simulation of the integrated space shuttle vehicle in ascent

P. G. Buning, I. T. Chiu, S. Obayashi, Y. M. Rizk, J. L. Steger

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Abstract

A simulation of the flow about the integrated space shuttle vehicle in ascent mode has been undertaken for various flight conditions using the Chimera composite grid discretization approach. Overset body-conforming grids were used to represent each geometric component, and an implicit approximately factored finite-difference procedure was used to solve the three-dimensional thin-layer Navier-Stokes equations. The computational results have been compared with both wind tunnel and flight test data. Although relatively good agreement is obtained with the experimental data, further refinement and evaluation of numerical error is under way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages265-283
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 1988 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: 1988 Aug 151988 Aug 17

Other

Other15th Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 1988
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period88/8/1588/8/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

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