Expansion of HYPAERO for the Calculation of Aerodynamic Performance of Hypersonic Air Breathing Vehicles

Costa, Livon Melissa (2011). Expansion of HYPAERO for the Calculation of Aerodynamic Performance of Hypersonic Air Breathing Vehicles B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Costa, Livon Melissa
Thesis Title Expansion of HYPAERO for the Calculation of Aerodynamic Performance of Hypersonic Air Breathing Vehicles
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2011
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Michael Smart
Total pages 63
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
0901 Aerospace Engineering
Formatted abstract
This thesis is concerned with the expansion of the aerodynamics code HYPAERO to successfully compute the aerodynamic performance of hypersonic vehicles for the purpose of preliminary design. The methods employed in HYPAERO was critically analysed along with the functionality and limitations of the program, and the importance of employing fast but effective design tools for the successful computation of aerodynamics performance has been presented.

A MATLAB/CAD interface algorithm has been implemented to expand the functionality of HYPAERO. For the interface algorithm, the main focus was on the translation of an IGES file in the CAD interface into a neutral dataset which can be analysed in the MATLAB interface. Nine different entity types were analysed, and the 'iges2matlab' algorithm and the implemented MATLAB script which transfer and extract the parameter data of the entities in the IGES fie has also been presented.

A 3D sample wing model was generated in CATIA to analyse the validity of the interface algorithm. The results suggest that interface algorithm gives a relatively close approximation to the 3D model created in CATIA with an error of 16.6%.

Future areas of work have also been recommended for the expansion of HYPAERO and the need for further enhancement of the interface algorithm has been highlighted.
Keyword Hypersonic airbreathing vehicle

Document type: Thesis
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