Longitudinal stability and control of a Mach 10 “scramjet” glider
Mudford, Neil R. and Boyce, Russell R. (2005). Longitudinal stability and control of a Mach 10 “scramjet” glider. In: A Collection of Technical Papers - 13th AIAA/CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, Capua, Italy, (1827-1841). 16-20 May 2005.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fully published paper
Results and analysis are reported of numerically intensive computations of inviscid flow around and through a two-dimensional version of a scramjet-like glider with an inward turning flowpath. Flows for sharp and blunt leading edges are compared and contrasted. Attention is focused on the longitudinal static stability of the craft. Detailed examination of the internal flow reveals pressure field shifts as the origin of the highly non-linear behavior of the pitching moment coefficient with angle of attack around the trim condition. The effect of the elevators is then examined