The results of the solution of the equations that describe a hypersonic ionized flow about an elliptically blunted cone are presented. The flow conditions correspond to those of the proposed Aeroassist Flight Experiment (AFE) vehicle at altitudes between the perigee at 78 km and the approximate limit of the continuum regime at 90 km. For the free-stream velocities of interest, about 9 km /sec, the flowfield is out of thermo-chemical equilibrium, electronically excited, ionized and radiating. The gas consists of eight chenrtical species including free electrons. The thermal state of the gas is modeled with a translational-rotational temperature, four vibrational temperatures for the diatomic species and an electron-electronic temperature. The electronic excitation of molecules is included. The nonequilibrium air radiation from each fluid element is computed and the radiative heat flux at the body surface is determined. The stagnation point radiative heating result agrees with previous calculations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
|Event||AIAA 23rd Thermophysics, Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 1988 - San Antonio, United States|
Duration: Jun 27 1988 → Jul 29 1988
|Other||AIAA 23rd Thermophysics, Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 1988|
|Period||6/27/88 → 7/29/88|