A study on aerodynamic characteristics of lifting body and wing body configurations for fully reusable launch vehicles

Shigeru Aso, Yasuhiro Tani, Shigeki Tsuchiya, Tomohisa Yoneda, Wataru Morita, Kenji Tadakuma

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Abstract

Experimental studies on aerodynamic characteristics of RLV are conducted. The fundamental configurations of RLV are categorized in lifting body and wing body. The aerodynamic characteristics of those configurations in subsonic, transonic and supersonic regions are measured and discussed. Also, an experimental study on the improvement of aerodynamic characteristics of space transportation system by active control has been conducted by using lateral blowing in subsonic flow. The results show active control with lateral blowing can be useful for the improvement of aerodynamic characteristics of RLV in subsonic flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Event34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit 2004 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2004Jul 1 2004

Publication series

Name34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit

Other

Other34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit 2004
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/28/047/1/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Aso, S., Tani, Y., Tsuchiya, S., Yoneda, T., Morita, W., & Tadakuma, K. (2004). A study on aerodynamic characteristics of lifting body and wing body configurations for fully reusable launch vehicles. In 34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit (34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit).