Aerodynamic Characteristics of Fairing Separation at Initial Opening Angle
- 10.2991/mems.2012.160How to use a DOI?
- clamshell fairing; separation; aerodynamic force; initial angular velocity
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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TY - CONF AU - Zhu Xuechang AU - Yu Xiaojing AU - Hong Yan PY - 2012/12 DA - 2012/12 TI - Aerodynamic Characteristics of Fairing Separation at Initial Opening Angle BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (MEMS 2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 613 EP - 616 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mems.2012.160 DO - 10.2991/mems.2012.160 ID - Xuechang2012/12 ER -