Simulation of hymets flowfield around baby-sprite entry probe

Patricia Ventura Diaz, Seokkwan Yoon, Francesco Panerai, Nagi N. Mansour

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Arc-jets are unique facilities used in research, development, and evaluation of hightemperature thermal protection systems for hypersonic vehicles and planetary entry systems. Thermochemical non-equilibrium computational fluid dynamics simulations have been carried out for the Hypersonic Materials Environmental Test System arc-jet facility to determine the size of a capsule model before arcjet testing by better understanding of the physical phenomena. The results show the effect of the test article geometry and the importance of high-quality grids for accurate solutions. Accurate computational modeling of hypersonic flow fields inside arc-jets under simulated planetary entry conditions would help improve the design of thermal protection systems that may enable human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781624105890
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum - Dallas, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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