Aerodynamics and flow characterisation of multistage rockets

G. Srinivas, M. V.S. Prakash

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to conduct a systematic flow analysis on single, double and multistage rockets using ANSYS software. Today non-air breathing propulsion is increasing dramatically for the enhancement of space exploration. The rocket propulsion is playing vital role in carrying the payload to the destination. Day to day rocket aerodynamic performance and flow characterization analysis has becoming challenging task to the researchers. Taking this task as motivation a systematic literature is conducted to achieve better aerodynamic and flow characterization on various rocket models. The analyses on rocket models are very little especially in numerical side and experimental area. Each rocket stage analysis conducted for different Mach numbers and having different flow varying angle of attacks for finding the critical efficiency performance parameters like pressure, density and velocity. After successful completion of the analysis the research reveals that flow around the rocket body for Mach number 4 and 5 best suitable for designed payload. Another major objective of this paper is to bring best aerodynamics flow characterizations in both aero and mechanical features. This paper also brings feature prospectus of rocket stage technology in the field of aerodynamic design.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012077
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume197
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Frontiers in Automobile and Mechanical Engineering - Chennai, India
Duration: 07-07-201609-07-2016

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Rockets
Aerodynamics
Propulsion
Mach number
Angle of attack

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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