Aerodynamics and Flow Charecterisation of Multistage Rockets

Srinivas, G and Prakash, M V S (2016) Aerodynamics and Flow Charecterisation of Multistage Rockets. In: International Coference on Frontiers in Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, 07/07/2016, Sathyabama University, Chennai.

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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. The main objective of this paper is to conduct a systematic flow analysis on single, double and multi stage rockets using ANSYS software. 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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multistage; Rocket; CFD; Staging; Mach number.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 10:05
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 10:05

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