Accession Number : ADP006064

Title :   Aerothermodynamics Research at NASA AMES,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Deiwert, George S.

Report Date : NOV 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Research activity in the aerothermodynamics branch at the NASA Ames Research Center is reviewed. Advanced concepts mission studies relating to the next generation aerospace aerospace transportation systems are summarized and directions for continued research identified. Theoretical and computational studies directed at determining flowfields and radiative and convective heating loads in real gases are described. Included are Navier-Stokes codes for equilibrium and thermo-chemical nonequilibrium air. Experimental studies in th 3.5 foot hypersonic wind tunnel, the ballistic ranges and the electric arc driven shock tube are described. Tested configurations include generic hypersonic aerospace plane configurations, aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicle shapes and Galileo probe models.

Descriptors :   *AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, *AEROSPACEPLANES, *HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, SPACE SCIENCES, TEST FACILITIES, FLOW FIELDS, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, SHOCK TUBES, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE