Viscous and Inviscid Hypersonic Flow About a Double Ellipsoid

  • Klaus Dortmann
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The steady hypersonic flow over a double ellipsoid is numerically investigated for two nonreacting inviscid cases at Ma = 8.15, one reacting inviscid case at Ma = 25 with the freestream conditions taken from standard atmosphere at 75km and one nonreacting viscous case at Ma = 8.15 and Re = 1.27 × 106. For the last two cases an error estimation is performed by means of global mesh refinement.


Mach Number Symmetry Plane Pressure Coefficient Fine Mesh Coarse Mesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Dortmann
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  1. 1.Dornier Luftfahrt GmbHFriedrichshafenGermany

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