High enthalpy flow simulation challenges

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Computational fluid dynamics has been used to simulate many high enthalpy flows, however there remain a number of challenges to simulation methods. The simulation of high-enthalpy transitional or turbulent flows is largely beyond our capabilities, as is the simulation of flows with large separation regions. The widely-used thermo-chemical models are still not adequately validated, and recent comparisons with experiments indicate that there may be important errors in the present modeling of the energy transport process. To gain confidence in numerical simulations of high enthalpy flows, new experiments are needed. These experiments must be designed to be sensitive to specific elements of simulation methods and thermo-chemical models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1998
Event29th Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, AIAA 1998 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Jun 15 1998Jun 18 1998


Other29th Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, AIAA 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
I would like to thank my students, Heath Johnson and Pino Martin, and my post-doctoral researchers, Joseph Olejniczak and Michael Wright, for providing the information presented in the figures. The work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant AF/F49620-98-1-0035 and Army Research Office grants DA/DAAH04-95-1-0540 and DA/DAAG55-97-1-0406. This work was also funded by the Director of Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E) within the Air Plasma Ramparts MURI program managed by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This work was also sponsored in part by the Army High Performance Computing Research Center under the auspices of the Department of the Army, Army Research Laboratory cooperative agreement DAAH04-95-2-0003 / contract DAAH04-95-C-0008, the content of which does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the government, and no official endorsement should be inferred. Computer time was provided by the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Publisher Copyright:
© 1998 by Graham V. Candler. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.


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