Conceptual Shape Optimization of Entry Vehicles: Applied to Capsules and Winged Fuselage Vehicles

Conceptual Shape Optimization of Entry Vehicles: Applied to Capsules and Winged Fuselage Vehicles (Springer Aerospace Technology) by Dominic Dirkx
English | 27 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319460544 | 298 Pages | PDF | 14.45 MB
This book covers the parameterization of entry capsules, including Apollo capsules and planetary probes, and winged entry vehicles such as the Space Shuttle and lifting bodies. The aerodynamic modelling is based on a variety of panel methods that take shadowing into account, and it has been validated with flight and wind tunnel data of Apollo and the Space Shuttle. The shape optimization is combined with constrained trajectory analysis, and the multi-objective approach provides the engineer with a Pareto front of optimal shapes.
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