Aerothermal analysis of spacecraft planetary entry is heavily dependent on heritage engineering models. The film coefficient heat transfer model examined in this paper estimates the convective heating to the vehicle for a laminar, dissociated, chemically reacting boundary layer for an Earth atmosphere. This model requires information about the vehicle and flow field for a given trajectory point and estimates a proportional relationship between enthalpy potential and convective heat flux. In practice it is the aerothermal engineer who must decide which assumptions are appropriate for their application. This work looks at numerous CFD simulations for an arbitrary, axisymmetric flight vehicle to analyze the relative importance of both the mass and energy constraints imposed at the wall boundary, as well as the effect of various diffusion models. The sensitivity of the engineering model is assessed based on the impact of the CFD assumptions as an effort to make it available to design engineers across industry.
|Title of host publication||AIAA SciTech Forum 2022|
|State||Published - 2022|
|Event||AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022 - San Diego, United States|
Duration: Jan 3 2022 → Jan 7 2022
|Name||AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022|
|Conference||AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022|
|Period||1/3/22 → 1/7/22|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering