Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (MEMS 2012)

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Fairing Separation at Initial Opening Angle

Authors
Zhu Xuechang, Yu Xiaojing, Hong Yan
Corresponding Author
Zhu Xuechang
Available Online December 2012.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mems.2012.160How to use a DOI?
Keywords
clamshell fairing; separation; aerodynamic force; initial angular velocity
Abstract
Numerical analyses were carried out to investigate the aerodynamic characteristics of clamshell fairing separation at Mach 5 in low altitude atmosphere. A three dimensional numerical model was set up. The flow fields of the closed fairing and condition at the initial opening angle were simulated. Results showed that the complicated shock waves formed in the multibody system, and the interference of shock waves greatly changed the aerodynamic force acting on the fairing and flying vehicle. The time history of the force was obtained. The minimum initial angular velocity to avoid the fairing re-closing could be predicted based on the present study.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (MEMS 2012)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2012
ISBN
978-90-78677-59-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mems.2012.160How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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