Calculation of Reentry-Vehicle Temperature History
Final rept. Jul-Sep 1990
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
- Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
- Fluid Mechanics