Focusing on basic aspects of future reusable space transportation systems and covering overall design, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, flight dynamics, propulsion, materials, and structures, this report presents some of the most recent results obtained in these disciplines. The authors are members of three Collaborative Research Centers in Aachen, Munich and Stuttgart concerned with hypersonic vehicles. A major part of the research presented here deals with experimental and numerical aerodynamic topics ranging from low speed to hypersonic flow past the external configuration and through inlet and nozzle. Mathematicians and engineers jointly worked on aspects of flight mechanics like trajectory optimization, stability, control and flying qualities. Structural research and development was predominantly coupled to the needs for high temperature resistant structures for space vehicles.Fluent Inc. was the first firm that involved PDFs in combustion simulations. That concerned an advanced RANS-method where the shape of the scalar PDF has to be provided to close mean reaction rates in equations for the scalar transportanbsp;...
|Title||:||Basic Research and Technologies for Two-Stage-to-Orbit Vehicles|
|Author||:||Dieter Jacob, Gottfried Sachs, Siegfried Wagner|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2006-03-06|