A proposal of new fuselage configurations for realizing reusable launch vehicles

Takuro Ishida, Shigeru Aso, Yasuhiro Tani

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The numerical simulations and analyses based on experimental results were carried out by means of computational fluid dynamics. Before now, many experimental and numerical approaches have been conducted for the model whose cross sectional configuration of the fuselage is an isosceles right triangle. It has high lift at high angle of attacks. With these results, new configurations were created to enhance the aerodynamic characteristics and it was obtained that a lift coefficient is increased. The reasons of its increment are analyzed and they are related to the strength of separation vortex and its position. Also, drag coefficients and pitching moment coefficients are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781600867392
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

Name48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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