Expansion tunnel radiation experiments to support hayabusa re-entry observations

Buttsworth, David R., D'Souza, Mary, Potter, Daniel, Eichmann, Troy N., Mudford, Neil, McGilvray, Matthew, McIntyre, Timothy J., Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2010). Expansion tunnel radiation experiments to support hayabusa re-entry observations. In: Proceedings of the 48th AIAA Aerospace meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, USA, (2010-0634.1-2010-0634.14). 4-7 January 2010.

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Author Buttsworth, David R.
D'Souza, Mary
Potter, Daniel
Eichmann, Troy N.
Mudford, Neil
McGilvray, Matthew
McIntyre, Timothy J.
Jacobs, Peter A.
Morgan, Richard G.
Title of paper Expansion tunnel radiation experiments to support hayabusa re-entry observations
Conference name 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Conference location Orlando, Florida, USA
Conference dates 4-7 January 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 48th AIAA Aerospace meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Journal name 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Place of Publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781600867392
Start page 2010-0634.1
End page 2010-0634.14
Total pages 14
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Hayabusa sample return capsule is scheduled for re-entry near Woomera, Australia in June 2010 and expansion tube experiments are being performed to support the planned re-entry observation campaign. Initial experiments using a 1/10th scale model of the Hayabusa forebody have been performed in the X2 expansion tunnel facility at The University of Queensland to simulate aerothermal elements of the anticipated re-entry. Experiments have been performed at an effective flight speed of around 9.8 km/s using steel models, and steel models coated with a layer of epoxy to simulate pyrolysis gases associated with heat shield ablation. Spectral emissions from the stagnation region of the capsule have been acquired using a spectrograph system. Two dimensional maps of the luminous emissions from the shock heated flow have also been acquired using a high speed camera. Deduction of flow conditions generated in the X2 expansion tunnel is achieved using quasione- dimensional simulations coupled to an axisymmetric simulation of the flow through the expansion tunnel nozzle. The effects of the ablative epoxy material are observed in the data from both the spectrograph system and the high speed camera. Both systems register strong emissions in the ablative layer, and the strength of the spectral peaks associated with CN emissions are shown to be enhanced by the presence of the epoxy. Further measurement and analysis is required to confidently define the flow conditions produced by the expansion tunnel, and to quantify results from the spectrograph and high speed camera measurements.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article # 2010-0634

 
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