Accession Number:

ADA231552

Title:

Calculation of Reentry-Vehicle Temperature History

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Sep 1990

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A procedure has been set up to calculate the transient temperature distribution on the surface of a reentry vehicle RV, with simulation of aerodynamic heating in the free-molecule, transition, and laminar continuum flow regimes, one dimensional transient heat conduction into the heat shield, and reradiation. The procedure is exercised to determine the altitude dependence of the surface temperature at various points on a particular RV configuration for an example ballistic trajectory for a range of emissivities.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE