An efficient solution procedure for multi-species reacting navier-stokes equations

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Many countries are planning missions to Mars and the moon, which has made the ability to safely pass the most dangerous phase of the mission -- atmospheric entry -- a research priority. Prediction of the extreme aerodynamic conditions experienced during atmospheric entry is essential for safe mission, but there is currently limited experimental data to base these on. Numerical procedures are heavily used in the design of spacecraft, however, hypersonic flows are extremely challenging and computationally expensive to simulate owing to their complex physics. High temperatures induce chemical reactions in the flow, which ionize the molecular structure of the gas particles into reacting chemical species. In addition, the flow interacts chemically with the surface of the vehicle; the cooler walls of the vehicle act as a catalyst in promoting the recombination reactions which significantly affect the rate of heat transfer from the flow to the surface. These phenomena make the size of the set of governing equations very large, and extremely stiff to solve.


Type of resource text
Form electronic; electronic resource; remote
Extent 1 online resource.
Publication date 2013
Issuance monographic
Language English


Associated with Lonkar, Amrita K
Associated with Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Primary advisor Alonso, Juan José, 1968-
Thesis advisor Alonso, Juan José, 1968-
Thesis advisor Cappelli, Mark A. (Mark Antony)
Thesis advisor MacCormack, R. W. (Robert William), 1940-
Thesis advisor Palacios, Francisco, (Research associate)
Advisor Cappelli, Mark A. (Mark Antony)
Advisor MacCormack, R. W. (Robert William), 1940-
Advisor Palacios, Francisco, (Research associate)


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Statement of responsibility Amrita K. Lonkar.
Note Submitted to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Thesis Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2013.
Location electronic resource

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© 2013 by Amrita Kuldeep Lonkar
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).

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