Thermal responses of a large nose cap model tested at SCIROCCO

Yoshiki Morino, Sebastiano Caristia

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Abstract

SCIROCCO, the largest plasma wind tunnel facility of the world, was used to test the full-scale geometrical model of the HYFLEX nose cap constructed of ceramic materials in order to evaluate the reentry heating simulation method on large structural elements. The temperature and pressure responses of the model surface were successfully measured and compared with the flight data and analytical calculations. Surface pressure responses were mostly as expected. Some interesting responses related to temperatures and heating rates were detected and are discussed in terms of catalytic recombination effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers
Pages11609-11618
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV
Duration: 2005 Jan 102005 Jan 13

Other

Other43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CityReno, NV
Period05/1/1005/1/13

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Morino, Y., & Caristia, S. (2005). Thermal responses of a large nose cap model tested at SCIROCCO. In 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers (pp. 11609-11618)