Validation of hypersonic chemical equilibrium flow calculations using ballistic-range data

K. Sawada, E. Dendou

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Abstract

The hypersonic flow field over a sphere flying in a ballistic-range is numerically simulated for the purpose of validating a hypersonic chemical equilibrium flow solver. The numerical results obtained are compared with available experimental data on the stand-off distance and the shape of the detached bow shock wave. In the calculation, an adaptive mesh is employed for a crisp capturing of the shock wave. Comparison with the experimental data reveals that the equilibrium flow solver can yield a fairly accurate prediction of the flow field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-51
Number of pages9
JournalShock Waves
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Ballistic-range data
  • CFD validation
  • Chemical equilibrium flow
  • Shock shape
  • Shock stand-off distance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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