Hybrid RANS/LES Simulation of a Space Launcher Using a High Order Finite Volume Scheme and Grid Intersections Technique

  • Grégoire PontEmail author
  • David Puech
  • Pierre Brenner
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 137)


In this study, we apply a numerical strategy, based on high-accurate finite volume numerical schemes and advanced turbulence models, to calculate the mean and fluctuating pressure in the recirculation zone of a mock up of the Ariane 5 space launcher, which is one of our advanced validation test cases for the FLUSEPA solver, developed by Airbus Safran Launchers.



The authors gratefully acknowledge the ESA TRP on Launcher Base Flows and Shock Interactions Regions Improved Load Characterisation for the experimental results.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Airbus Safran LaunchersLes MureauxFrance

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