Hypersonic Engineering Aerothermodynamic Trajectory Tool Kit (HEAT-TK). Delivery Order 0009: Software User's Manual
Final rept. 11 Jul 2001-1 Jan 2005
BOEING CO CHICAGO IL
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The objective of this effort is to modify an existing engineering code to provide fast prediction capabilities to assess the aerothermodynamic performance characteristics of advanced high speed configurations throughout a flight trajectory. The prediction techniques are to be engineering methods suitable for preliminary design analysis and configuration tradeoff studies. The code expands the core capability of the current Viscous Effects on Complex Configuration VECC which was originally developed for the Air Force by Boeings team in St. Louis. The final aerothermodynamic trajectory analysis tool kit, named Hypersonic Engineering Aerothermodynamic Trajectory Tool Kit HEAT-TK, incorporate modern geometry handling capabilities, a modern GUI, updated engineering aerodynamic heating analysis methods, modern data handling including material thermal properties and integration methods, three degree-of-freedom trajectory analysis, aeroheatingthermal analysis along trajectories, and a two-dimensionalthree-dimensional analysis output display capability with real-time viewing manipulation. All coding are performed with a modular, open-architecture philosophy.