Navier-Stokes Computations of Finned Missiles at Supersonic Speeds

Report No. ARL-RP-35
Authors: David J. Haroldsen and Walter B. Sturek, St.
Date/Pages: September 2001; 13 pages
Abstract: The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is interested in applying state-of-the-art high performance computing tools to predict the aerodynamics of Army shell at angle of attack for a wide range of Mach number from high subsonic to high supersonic. In this paper, the WIND flow solver has been used to study the aerodynamics of two missile configurations. The GridPro grid generation software has been utilized to generate the computational grids. Several aspects of interest concerning the generation of grids for use with WIND and the process of obtaining solutions is discussed. Comparisons are shown between computation and experiment for several turbulence models.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2001