Verification of a conjugate heat transfer tool with us3d

John D. Reinert, Anubhav Dwivedi, Graham V Candler

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The accurate prediction of thermal responses is important for optimizing the design and operability for hypersonic flight vehicles. In order to efficiently simulate this process, a coupled conjugate heat transfer solver was developed. The simulations were performed with US3D, an implicit finite volume unstructured compressible flow solver, with a newly developed implicit finite element transient heat conduction solver. The finite element solver is verified by comparing with analytical solutions for a bar and cylinder with Dirichlet and/or Neumann boundary conditions. Finally, the boundary layer transition (BOLT) vehicle is simulated for a segment of the trajectory. Results show the heating of the leading edge through time and the three-dimensional heating of the vehicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105784
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2019Jan 11 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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