Flight Dynamics Analysis
All research activities related to flight dynamics, aerodynamics and thermodynamics are grouped under the ARCHYFLOW sub-program, which stands for ARCHIMEDES Hypersonic Flight and Low speed descent. ARCHYFLOW analyses were performed starting with 3D trajectory simulations , including steady state  and transient  thermal analyses. Critical points along the hypersonic flight trajectory were further studied in in detail using CFD analyses  . Eventually, aeroelastic effects were investigated by performing modal and deformation analyses  .
KeywordsKnudsen Number View Factor Radiative Heat Exchange Free Molecular Flow Planetary Albedo
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