Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects

Gianluca Benedetti, Nicole Viola, Edmondo Minisci, Alessandro Falchi, Massimiliano Vasile

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Abstract

This work presents the principal improvements and results of the Free Open Source Tool for Re-Entry of Asteroids and Debris aerodynamic module. The aerodynamic routines are based on the hypersonic local panel formulations, and several innovations to improve performances, in terms of computational time and accuracy across the hypersonic flow regime for re-entry of space vehicles and objects, have been introduced in the new version. A graphic-based preprocessing phase to reduce the computational time has been introduced and tested. New bridging functions, based on logistic regression model, aiming at providing a better estimate of aerodynamic outputs in the transitional flow regime have been introduced. The routines have been validated on different test cases, such as: spheres, STS orbiter, Orion capsule and ESA’s IXV. In addition, the tool has been applied to perform the aerodynamic analyses of the cFASTT-1 spaceplane conceptual model and to compute the aerodynamics of GOCE during its re-entry phase. GOCE aerodynamic results have also been compared to DSMC high-fidelity simulations.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationStardust Final Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science
EditorsMassimiliano Vasile, Edmondo Minisci, Leopold Summerer, Peter Mcginty
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages247-264
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69956-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Volume52
ISSN (Print)1570-6591

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aerodynamic characteristics
reentry
Reentry
aerodynamics
Aerodynamics
modeling
GOCE
hypersonic flow
Asteroids
Hypersonic flow
space transportation system
hypersonics
Hypersonic aerodynamics
logistics
capsules
preprocessing
asteroids
European Space Agency
debris
Debris

Keywords

  • aerodynamics
  • hypersonic flow
  • re-entry analysis
  • space debris

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Benedetti, G., Viola, N., Minisci, E., Falchi, A., & Vasile, M. (2018). Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects. In M. Vasile, E. Minisci, L. Summerer, & P. Mcginty (Eds.), Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science (pp. 247-264). (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings; Vol. 52). Cham: Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69956-1_15
Benedetti, Gianluca ; Viola, Nicole ; Minisci, Edmondo ; Falchi, Alessandro ; Vasile, Massimiliano. / Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects. Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science. editor / Massimiliano Vasile ; Edmondo Minisci ; Leopold Summerer ; Peter Mcginty. Cham : Springer Netherlands, 2018. pp. 247-264 (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings).
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Benedetti, G, Viola, N, Minisci, E, Falchi, A & Vasile, M 2018, Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects. in M Vasile, E Minisci, L Summerer & P Mcginty (eds), Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, vol. 52, Springer Netherlands, Cham, pp. 247-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69956-1_15

Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects. / Benedetti, Gianluca; Viola, Nicole; Minisci, Edmondo; Falchi, Alessandro; Vasile, Massimiliano.

Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science. ed. / Massimiliano Vasile; Edmondo Minisci; Leopold Summerer; Peter Mcginty. Cham : Springer Netherlands, 2018. p. 247-264 (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings; Vol. 52).

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Benedetti G, Viola N, Minisci E, Falchi A, Vasile M. Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects. In Vasile M, Minisci E, Summerer L, Mcginty P, editors, Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science. Cham: Springer Netherlands. 2018. p. 247-264. (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69956-1_15