A study of fuselage effects on aerodynamic performances of reusable launch vehicles

Takuro Ishida, Shigeru Aso, Yasuhiro Tani, Tetsuya Nakahara, Jun Ichiro Hashimoto

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Abstract

An experimental and a numerical study have been conducted for the configurations of reusable launch vehicles (RLV). Two Wing-Body models, whose cross section is square and triangle, were used in the present experiments to accumulate data for change of side slip angles. Oil-flow technique is applied to visualize the flow field on model surfaces. As for numerical study, three Body-alone models, whose cross section is square, triangle, and circle, were chosen for applying to CFD method. Through the present experiments, it is found that not only longitudinal but also lateral characteristics for overall evaluation of RLV. From numerical results, cross sectional shapes of fuselages have significant importance to form the separated vortices in subsonic region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

Name46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit

Other

Other46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/7/081/10/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Ishida, T., Aso, S., Tani, Y., Nakahara, T., & Hashimoto, J. I. (2008). A study of fuselage effects on aerodynamic performances of reusable launch vehicles. In 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit [2008-0156] (46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit).