28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-2.8.1
NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION ON THE POTENTIAL OF STEAM COOLING FOR THE SKYLON SPACEPLANE IN HYPERSONIC FLOW
Keywords: hypersonic flow, reacting flow, effusion cooling, active cooling, skylon
The the potential of effusion cooling with steam to control the heat flux in critical regions of the SKYLON spaceplane is investigated. The studies are performed with the DLR Euler and Navier-Stokes Code TAU. The simulations investigate the most critical non-equilibrium hypersonic flow conditions along the SKYLON re-entry trajectory.
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