A novel approach for modeling hypersonic flow fields and material response in a coupled manner is developed and demonstrated in this work. The procedure leverages modern programming techniques such as application programming interface to create minimally intrusive pathways of communication between solvers while tightly coupling physics of both domains. With the intent of capturing the multi-physical nature of reentry problems, three main capabilities are developed: conjugate heat transfer methodology between US3D (flow solver) and Icarus (material response solver); implementation of a high-fidelity air-carbon ablation model for modeling gas-surface interactions; and a robust mesh motion algorithm to capture both solid and fluid domain deformations due to ablation. A demonstration of this development is presented on an ablating blunt cone geometry.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: Jan 11 2021 → Jan 15 2021
|Name||AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum|
|Conference||AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2021|
|Period||1/11/21 → 1/15/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is funded by NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) under grant number 80NSSC18K1150. The authors thank Joseph Schulz for many useful discussions on modern programming practices and help in coupling Icarus to US3D and Justin Haskins for help with parallelization in Icarus.
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