A study of fuselage configurations for reusable launch vehicles

Takuro Ishida, Shigeru Aso, Yasuhiro Tani, Yoshifumi Inatani, Tomoko Irikado

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Abstract

A numerical study on the fuselage configurations of reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) has been conducted. The models for the numerical simulations were the models which wind tunnel experiments were conducted previously (named in this paper as triangle and square) and a new proposal one which modified the cross sectional configuration. (named as modified triangle) The results from triangle and square models showed that in supersonic region, the formations of separated vortex on the fuselage surfaces are quite different from subsonic case. With the results from modified triangle model, it is obvious that changing the separation lines has the effect to enlarge the region which separated vortex develops.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2009Jan 8 2009

Publication series

Name47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

Other

Other47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period1/5/091/8/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Ishida, T., Aso, S., Tani, Y., Inatani, Y., & Irikado, T. (2009). A study of fuselage configurations for reusable launch vehicles. In 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition [2009-0906] (47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition).