Considerations for a hypersonic flight test investigating fluid-thermal-structural interactions

Liam P. McQuellin, Andrew J. Neely, Gaetano M.D. Currao

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Abstract

This study presents design considerations for a hypersonic flight test, where a primary or tertiary payload includes a single or multiple experiments to explore fluid-thermal-structural-interactions. This multi-physics problem remains a state-of-the-art research area, with greater emphasis being placed on understanding its role on the performance and survivability of hypersonic vehicles. This paper provides an overview of fluid-thermal-structural-interactions in hypersonic flight, and presents the current approaches being employed to further understand the problem. The need for a dedicated flight test is discussed, and measured against achievements that could be produced through successive tertiary experiments on flight tests focusing on other problems. Previous methods to instrument hypersonic flight-tests are examined, and potential methods to instrument an FTSI focused test are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2020
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2020 Mar 102020 Mar 12

Publication series

Name23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2020

Conference

Conference23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20-03-1020-03-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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