Experiments of high enthalpy double-cone flows in nitrogen are investigated using computational fluid dynamics. CFD is used to expand the now in the nozzle from the reservoir conditions to the test-section. High fidelity simulations with recently developed models for vibrational relaxation including vibration-translation and vibration-vibration collisional processes are employed. The free-stream conditions are found to be insensitive to the vibrational relaxation model for these flows and these conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
|Event||43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States|
Duration: Jan 10 2005 → Jan 13 2005
|Conference||43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit|
|Period||1/10/05 → 1/13/05|