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Hypersonic flow over bodies in tandem

Hornung, H. G. (2002) Hypersonic flow over bodies in tandem. Shock Waves, 11 (6). pp. 441-445. ISSN 0938-1287.

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A computational study of hypersonic flow over two bodies in tandem was made with the aim to understand the problems that may be encountered when the drag of a ballute is used to decelerate a spacecraft in the outer atmosphere of a planet for aerocapture. When the trailing body is large, shock-shock interaction causes the flow to become violently unsteady. This can be avoided by making the second body in the shape of a ring. Several configurations are examined, and the interesting phenomena that occur are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2002 Springer Verlag. Received 27 July 2001 / Accepted 8 February 2002. An abridged version of this paper was presented at the 23rd Int. Symposium on Shock Waves at Fort Worth, Texas, from July 22 to 27, 2001.
Subject Keywords:Ballute, Shock interaction
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Hornung, H. Hypersonic flow over bodies in tandem. Shock Waves 11, 441–445 (2002).
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Deposited By: George Porter
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