Flow simulation of a tension cone inflatable aeroshell with fluid-structure interaction

Vladimyr Gidzak, Ioannis Nompelis, Graham Candler, Keith Stein

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Abstract

A method for performing simulations of inflatable decelerators is produced by coupling a finite volume flow solver with a finite element membrane code, and demonstrated for a Tension Cone Inflatable Aeroshell Decelerator (IAD) at conditions of atmospheric entry. An algebraic grid deformation method is developed so that body-fitted grids can respond to surface motions. The simulation allows for heat flux to be transmitted through the IAD material. Temperature dependent material properties are included in the membrane model. I.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Event48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2010Jan 7 2010

Publication series

Name48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

Other

Other48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period1/4/101/7/10

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