Experimental study on effects of fuselage configurations for RLV on aerodynamic characteristics

W. Morita, T. Yoneda, Shigeru Aso, Yasuhiro Tani, Y. Inatani

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Abstract

An experimental study on the effects of fuselage configurations for Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) on aerodynamic characteristics has been conducted. In the experiments circular, square and triangle cross sections are selected for the fuselage models of RLV. Aerodynamic forces of those models are measured and flow fields around those models are visualized by smoke-wire technique and oil-flow method. In the present study, the fuselage model with triangle cross section shows the highest values of CLmax and (L/D)max.

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

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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    Morita, W., Yoneda, T., Aso, S., Tani, Y., & Inatani, Y. (2004). Experimental study on effects of fuselage configurations for RLV on aerodynamic characteristics. In 34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit