Menezes, V and Kumar, S and Maruta, K and Reddy, KPJ and Takayama, K (2005) Hypersonic flow over a multi-step afterbody. In: Shock Waves, 14 (5&6). pp. 421-424.
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Effect of a multi-step base on the total drag of a missile shaped body was studied in a shock tunnel at a hypersonic Mach number of 5.75. Total drag over the body was measured using a single component accelerometer force balance. Experimental results indicated a reduction of 8% in total drag over the body with a multi-step base in comparison with the base-line (model with a flat base) configuration.The flow fields around the above bodies were simulated using a 2-D axisymmetric Navier-Stokes solver and the simulated results on total drag were compared with the measured results. The simulated flow field pictures give an insight into the involved flow physics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to Springer.|
|Keywords:||Drag measurement;Stepped afterbody;Accelerometer balance;Hypersonic|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||14 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:23|
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