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Conceptual Shape Optimization of Entry Vehicles

Applied to Capsules and Winged Fuselage Vehicles

  • Dominic Dirkx
  • Erwin Mooij

Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 1-17
  3. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 19-39
  4. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 41-71
  5. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 73-85
  6. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 87-111
  7. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 113-127
  8. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 129-149
  9. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 151-179
  10. Dominic Dirkx, Erwin Mooij
    Pages 181-224
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-280

About this book

Introduction

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.

The method detailed in Conceptual Shape Optimization of Entry Vehicles is straightforward, and the output gives the engineer insight in the effect of shape variations on trajectory performance. All applied models and algorithms used are explained in detail, allowing for reconstructing the design tool to the researcher’s requirements.

Conceptual Shape Optimization of Entry Vehicles will be of interest to both researchers and graduate students in the field of aerospace engineering, and to practitioners within the aerospace industry.

Keywords

Atmospheric entry Multi-objective shape optimization Local-inclination methods Hypersonic aerothermodynamics Shape parametrization

Authors and affiliations

  • Dominic Dirkx
    • 1
  • Erwin Mooij
    • 2
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46055-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46054-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46055-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-1730
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-1749
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