Aerodynamics of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Re-entry Vehicle

McGruer, Benjamin (2004). Aerodynamics of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Re-entry Vehicle Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author McGruer, Benjamin
Thesis Title Aerodynamics of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Re-entry Vehicle
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor P. Jacobs
Total pages 43
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
The aerodynamic coefficients for a Discoverer geometry vehicle have been calculated using the computational fluid dynamics package CFD-FASTRAN at velocities between Mach 2.0 and Mach 5.0 for zero incidence flows. The results generated were compared with those predicted by modified Newtonian theory, the USAF Missile DATCOM package and existing experimental data.

This work has been undertaken to provide the basis for the completion of a full database for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Program’s re-entry vehicle. In the report consideration is given to the underlying physics which govern the flows as well as the influence of choices in the numerical modeling.
Keyword Mars Gravity Biosatellite Re-entry Vehicle

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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