Computation of thermo-chemical nonequilibrium Martian atmospheric entry flows

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Abstract

The aerothermodynamics of a Martian atmospheric entry trajectory are studied. A chemical kinetics model for the CO2-N2 mixture found in the Martian atmosphere is implemented in a two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics method. The gas mixture is allowed to be in thermo-chemical nonequilibrium and to be composed of eight species characterized by two temperatures. The CO2 reaction model is validated by comparing computations to experimental results. Results for typical Martian entry conditions are presented and limitations of the current thermophysical model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA/ASME 5th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1990
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventAIAA/ASME 5th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1990 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jun 18 1990Jun 20 1990

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OtherAIAA/ASME 5th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1990
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period6/18/906/20/90

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    Candler, G. V. (1990). Computation of thermo-chemical nonequilibrium Martian atmospheric entry flows. In AIAA/ASME 5th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1990 [AIAA 90-1695] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.