hypersonic flow


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hypersonic flow

[¦hī·pər′sän·ik ′flō]
(fluid mechanics)
Flow of a fluid over a body at hypersonic speeds, and in which shock waves start at a finite distance from the surface of the body.
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In Section 2, descriptions of the modeling of a hypersonic flow field and the high-order ADE-FDTD method are briefly revisited.
A high-order finite difference method is employed to simulate the hypersonic flow field to analyze the evolution of the disturbance wave in the hypersonic boundary layer and to investigate the effect of roughness on receptivity of the boundary layer.
In the present study, a simply supported square plate fluttering in hypersonic flow is considered.
In addition, upwind schemes show strong robustness in hypersonic flow simulation even when they are made high-order accurate [18].
This reflects the quality of good mathematical models that capture the details of hypersonic flows. The power of these computer programs, which calculate those details, enables NASA to learn much from only a few flights of the X-43.
The supersonic or hypersonic flow after the conical shock reattaches to the blunt body shoulder and leads to the formation of the reattached shock.
Friedmann, "Aeroelastic and aerothermoelastic analysis in hypersonic flow: Past, present, and future," AIAA Journal, vol.
(2) Investigation of the double-cone hypersonic flow reveals that the three collisions models can predict the pressure coefficient and the Stanton number trends.
Because they lack mechanical compressors, scramjets require the high kinetic energy of a hypersonic flow to compress the incoming air to operational conditions.
The T3 Hypersonic Shock Tunnel is capable of generating both high and low enthalpy hypersonic flow conditions.
However, very few works were conducted on the effects of freestream pulse wave on hypersonic flow and boundary layer stability characteristic, whereas the interactions between freestream pulse wave and hypersonic flow as well as boundary layer are rather different from freestream continuous wave.