Design of Hypersonic Vehicles


The development of highly maneuverable low altitude hypersonic vehicles imposes harsh design conditions which can be overcome by applying multidisciplinary optimization and analysis methods combined with concepts for local flow control assessed in wind tunnels.

Improvement of the lift over drag ratio for a highly maneuverable transonic vehicle using a multidisciplinary optimization process

Experimental assessment of lattice-wing control surfaces for a low-altitude hypersonic-flight vehicle;
Photo of the model inside the high enthalpy shock-tunnel Göttingen (HEG)

Thermo-mechanical deformation in x- direction of a vehicle nose using coupled fluid-structure simulations;
Embedded fig.: vehicle nose made by WHIPOX ceramic material


Numerical and experimental shadowgraph visualization of the vortices and shock system of a high angle of attack supersonic maneuver vehicle


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