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Fluid-structure interaction simulation of an inflatable aerodynamic tension-cone decelerator

Kramer, R and Cirak, F and Pantano, C (2010) Fluid-structure interaction simulation of an inflatable aerodynamic tension-cone decelerator. 40th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference.

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Abstract

Inflatable aerodynamic decelerators have potential advantages for planetary re-entry in robotic and human exploration missions. In this paper, we focus on an inflatable tension cone design that has potential advantages over other geometries. A computational fluid-structure interaction model of a tension cone is employed to investigate the behavior of the inflatable aeroshell at supersonic speeds for conditions matching recent experimental results. A parametric study is carried out to investigate the deflections of the tension cone as a function of inflation pressure of the torus at a Mach of 2.5. Comparison of the behavior of the structure, amplitude of deformations, and determined loads are reported. © 2010 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:20
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