|Concept of non-ablative thermal protection system for hypersonic vehicles|
|Liu YF(刘云峰); Jiang ZL(姜宗林); Jiang, ZL (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mech, State Key Lab High Temperature Gas Dynam, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China.
|Source Publication||AIAA Journal
|Abstract||In order to reduce the shock-wave drag and aerodynamic heating of hypersonic vehicles effectively a new concept of non-ablative thermal protection system was proposed based on the idea of flowfield reconstruction. In this non-ablative thermal protection system a spike-blunt body structure and lateral jets are combined together to realize the flowfield modification. The spike transforms the bow shock into a conical shock, and the lateral jets increase the angle of conical shock wave and keep it away from the blunt body to avoid severe shock/shock interactions. Flow visualizations and pressure measurements were conducted in a hypersonic wind tunnel at Mach number 6 to demonstrate this concept. Numerical simulations were also carried out. Both experimental and numerical results demonstrate that the non-ablative thermal protection system works well for shock-wave drag reduction and thermal protection. The peak pressure at the reattachment region is reduced by 65% even under 4 deg attack angle by the lateral jet. Experimental data also show that the working pressure of lateral jets is much lower than that of forward-facing jets at the stagnation point. All the results show that the engineering application of non-ablative thermal protection system appears to be quite promising.|
Thermal Insulating Materials
Hypersonic Wind Tunnels
Thermal Protection System
|WOS Keyword||WAVE DRAG REDUCTION
; ENERGY DEPOSITION
|WOS Research Area||Engineering
|WOS Subject||Engineering, Aerospace
|Corresponding Author||Jiang, ZL (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mech, State Key Lab High Temperature Gas Dynam, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China.|
Liu YF,Jiang ZL,Jiang, ZL . Concept of non-ablative thermal protection system for hypersonic vehicles[J]. AIAA Journal,2013,51(3):584-590.
Liu YF,Jiang ZL,&Jiang, ZL .(2013).Concept of non-ablative thermal protection system for hypersonic vehicles.AIAA Journal,51(3),584-590.
Liu YF,et al."Concept of non-ablative thermal protection system for hypersonic vehicles".AIAA Journal 51.3(2013):584-590.