28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.5.3
DESIGN OF MASS SAVING CONFIGURATIONS FOR WINGED REENTRY VEHICLES
A. Viviani, G. Lanzillo, L. Iuspa
Seconda Univ. di Napoli (SUN), Italy
Keywords: reentry vehicle, aerothermodynamics, shape optimization, genetic algorithm
We discuss the design of minimum mass shapes for winged reentry vehicles. A parametric shape model is exploited and both structural and thermal aspects are considered in the framework of MDO. Searching for the most performing (optimal) configuration is realised by a Genetic Algorithm developed by the authors.
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