Improvement of aerodynamic performances for reusable launch vehicles using the lateral blowing

Kenji Tadakuma, Shigeru Aso, Yasuhiro Tani

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Abstract

An experimental study on improvement of aerodynamic characteristics of wing-body-configuration RLVs (Reusable Launch Vehicles) by the lateral blowing from subsonic to supersonic flow has been conducted. The model configuration is a wing body which has 75°/45° double delta wing of modified NACA0010. The lateral blowing is realized by injecting a pair of sonic jets parallel to the trailing edge of the wing. The results showed that the lateral blowing increases the lift and lift-to-drag ratio over wide range of angle of attack. From these results, we confirmed that the lateral blowing can be useful for the improvement of aerodynamic characteristics of wing-body-configuration RLVs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages5270-5279
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Oct 17 2005Oct 21 2005

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period10/17/0510/21/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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