Numerical Simulation of Laminar Hypersonic flow Past Blunt Bodies Including High Temperature Effects

  • G. Brenner
  • S. Riedelbauch
  • B. Müller
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 29)


Axisymmetric laminar hypersonic flows of perfect gas and equilibrium air past blunt bodies are simulated. The thin-layer Navier-Stokes equations are solved by a semi-implicit central finite-difference method. The thermodynamic and transport properties of equilibrium air are obtained from curve-fitting routines and from a Gibbs-energy minimization procedure. Results are obtained for a flow past a hemisphere and a hyperboloid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Brenner
    • 1
  • S. Riedelbauch
    • 1
  • B. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.DLR Institute for Theoretical Fluid MechanicsGöttingenGermany

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