Impulse facility simulation of hypervelocity radiating flows

Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. and Jacobs, P. A. and Buttsworth, D. R. and Macrossan, M. N. and Gollan, R. J. and Capra, B. R. and Brandis, A. M. and Potter, D. and Eichmann, T. and Jacobs, C. M. and McGilvray, M. and van Diem, D. and Scott, M. P. (2006) Impulse facility simulation of hypervelocity radiating flows. In: 2nd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, 6-8 Sep 2006, Rome, Italy.

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We describe the X-series impulse facilities at The University of Queensland and show that they can produce useful high speed flows of relevance to the study of high temperature radiating flow flields characteristic of atmospheric entry. Two modes of operation are discussed: (a) the expansion tube mode which is useful for subscale aerodynamic testing of vehicles and (b) the non-reflected shock tube mode which can be used to emulate the nonequilibrium radiating region immediately following the bow shock of a flight vehicle.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2008 02:01
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: hypervelocity radiating flows; atmospheric entry; aerodynamic testing; spacecraft; atmospheric radiation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090199 Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090102 Aerospace Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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