Results from a numerical simulation of the flow past the mated space shuttle configuration carried out using the USA-RG3D code are presented. The importance of including a number of protuberances, like the bipod, the aft-attachments, the attachments between the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) and the External Tank (ET), in the numerical simulation, is demonstrated. Clever use of a multizonal gridding procedure to develop a reasonably smooth threedimensional grid for a very complex geometry like the mated space shuttle vehicle is illustrated. A conservative interzonal boundary condition for nonaligned grids at zonal boundaries is presented.
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1991|
|Event||9th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1991 - Baltimore, United States|
Duration: 23 Sep 1991 → 25 Sep 1991
|Conference||9th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1991|
|Period||23/09/91 → 25/09/91|