Aerodynamic Heating in Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows

Aerodynamic Heating in Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows

Advanced Techniques for Drag and Aero-heating Reduction

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Author: Mostafa Barzegar Gerdroodbary
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917704

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Aerodynamic Heating in Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows: Advanced Techniques for Drag and Aero-heating Reduction explores the pros and cons of different heat reduction techniques on other characteristics of hypersonic vehicles. The book begins with an introduction of flow feature around the forebody of space vehicles and explains the main parameters on drag force and heat production in this region. The text then discusses the impact of severe heat production on the nose of hypervelocity vehicles, different reduction techniques for aerodynamic heating, and current practical applications for forebody shock control devices. Delivers valuable insight for aerospace engineers, postgraduate students, and researchers.

Key Features

  • Presents computational results of different cooling systems for drag and heat reduction around nose cones
  • Explains mechanisms of drag reduction via mechanical, fluidic, and thermal systems
  • Provides comprehensive details about the aerodynamics of space vehicles and the different shock features in the forebody of super/hypersonic vehicles
  • Describes how numerical simulations are used for the development of the current design of forebody of super/hypersonic vehicles


Postgrad aerospace engineering students; engineers, researchers and those involved in the design of shuttles and hypersonic vehicles

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Mechanical techniques (spike)
    3. Fluidic techniques, opposing (counterflow) jets
    4. Energetic (thermal) devices, energy deposition devices
    5. Hybrid technique
    6. Current practical applications for forebody shock control devices

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917704

About the Author

Mostafa Barzegar Gerdroodbary

Dr. Barzegar is a Research Associate at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering on Modelling of Rarefied Gas Flow for Calibration of Gas Sensor using DSMC. He got his MSc in Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamic) from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST). He had worked more than 10 years on Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling of supersonic compressible flow. One of his main topic researches is Aerodynamic | Combustion | supersonic Flow. He has published about 55 publications (most are ISI and Q1 journal paper) related to super/hypersonic flow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

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