Addressing Challenges of High-Speed Vehicle Design Using Physics-Based Simulation TechnologyIn this on-demand webinar, we focus on the numerical study of the external aerodynamics of two cruise missile geometries. The first is a generic high-supersonic/low-hypersonic geometry. The study analyzes the main flow features to better understand the physical phenomena that govern the behavior of canard geometries at different angles of attack.
The second geometry is an aerospike. It uses an aerodynamic spike on the nose of the missile to offset the shockwave in front of the main body and effectively reduce pressure and temperature loads on the radome. The study explores the complex flow field around the missile and includes a sensitivity analysis.