- Introduction.- Short Introduction to Flight Trajectories for Aerothermodynamicists.- Aerothermodynamic Design Problems of Winged Re-Entry Vehicles.- Aerothermodynamic Design Problems of Winged Airbreathing Vehicles.- Aerothermodynamic Design Problems of Non-Winged Re-Entry Vehicles.- Stabilization, Trim and Control Devices.- Forces, Moments, Center-of-Pressure, Trim, and Stability in General Formulation.- Multidisciplinary Design Aspects.- The Thermal State of a Hypersonic Vehicle Surface.- Approximate Relations for the Determination of Aerothermodynamic Parameters Referred to and/or Employed in this Book.- The Governing Equations of Aerothermodynamics.- The Earth Atmosphere.
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In this book, selected aerothermodynamic design problems of different classes of hypersonic vehicles are treated. Emphasis is put, where it applies, on the fact, that outer surfaces of hypersonic vehicles primarily are radiation cooled. This has implications for the aerodynamic vehicle shape, but is also an interdisciplinary topic. Especially the couplings with the structure and materials concept of a vehicle are considered, where the surface properties and the thermal state of the surface play important roles. For airbreathing vehicles this has serious implications too, which are connected to the problem of aerothermodynamic propulsion integration, which is treated in its major aspects. The need of improved interdisciplinary design is increasingly met by numerical simulation and optimization methods. Their coupling with ground-facility and inflight simulation towards an integrated design is discussed.

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This volume addresses selected aerothermodynamic design problems for three vehicle classes: winged reentry, non-winged reentry, and airbreathing hypersonic flight vehicles. Following an introductory chapter, the book presents the basics of flight trajectory mechanics, giving the aerothermodynamicist an understanding of the principal issues relevant to the field. In the following chapters, specific aerothermodynamic phenomena are discussed for the three vehicle classes, major simulation problems are singled out, and particular trends are examined. Available coefficients of longitudinal motion are presented for a variety of shapes of operational and studied vehicles, and aerothermodynamic issues of stabilization, trim, and control devices are treated. A full chapter is devoted to describing equations for aerodynamic forces, moments, center of pressure, trim, and stability. Another chapter focuses on multidisciplinary design aspects, presenting the mathematical models and the coupling procedures in detail. Other chapters address the thermal state of a vehicle surface, thermal loads, and thermal surface effects, which are among the major topics of hypersonic vehicle design. The governing equations for flow in thermochemical non-equilibrium are presented, along with properties of the earth's atmosphere. Finally, constants and dimensions, symbol definitions, a glossary, acronyms, and a solution guide to problems are provided. This book will be a great boon to graduate students, doctoral students, design and development engineers, and technical managers alike.

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