Paper Title:
Aerodynamic Investigation of Hypersonic Vehicle with Forward-Facing Cavity
  Abstract

Forward-facing cavity mounted on the blunt nose of hypersonic vehicle is a good choice to reduce the stagnation heating. Presently, the study on hypersonic vehicles nose tip with forward-facing cavity mainly focus on its thermology characteristic, and little work can be found investigating the effect of cavity on aerodynamic force for a holistic vehicle. The CFD method is developed to investigate the effect of cavity geometry on aerodynamic performance of hypersonic vehicle with a forward-facing cavity on the nose-tip. Drag coefficient, lift coefficient and pitching moment coefficient of the vehicle for different attack angle are calculated. It is found that the cavity length to diameter (L/D) can not be a characteristic parameter in aerodynamic research, though it was used as a main characteristic parameter in investigation on the thermal protection. The length of the cavity L has little effect on aerodynamic characteristic of the vehicle, and the cavity diameter D has a crucial influence on the aerodynamic performance and the aerodynamic performance decrease with the D increasing. With the attack angle increasing, the drag coefficient, lift coefficient, pitching moment coefficient and lift-drag ratio of the hypersonic vehicle all increase.

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Chapter
Chapter 1: Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering
Edited by
Barry Tan
Pages
41-47
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.108.41
Citation
H. B. Lu, W. Q. Liu, "Aerodynamic Investigation of Hypersonic Vehicle with Forward-Facing Cavity", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 108, pp. 41-47, 2012
Online since
October 2011
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