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Drag reduction by a forward facing aerospike for a large angle blunt cone in high enthalpy flows

Kulkarni, V and Kulkarni, PS and Reddy, KPJ (2009) Drag reduction by a forward facing aerospike for a large angle blunt cone in high enthalpy flows. In: 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, JUL 15-20, 2007, Gottingen, Germany, pp. 565-570.

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Abstract

Drag reduction studies are conducted using a flat disc tipped aerospike for a 120-degree apex angle blunt cone model in high enthalpy flows. Accelerometer based force balance is used for the drag force measurement in the newly established free piston driven shock tunnel, HST3. Drag reduction upto about 58 percent has been achieved for Mach 8 flow of 5 MJ/kg specific enthalpy at zero degree angle of attack.

Item Type: Conference Poster
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2009 09:42
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2009 09:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23664

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