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THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF INFLUENCE OF ATTACK ANGLE ON COEFFICIENT OF DRAG OF A RE-ENTRY VEHICLE USING CFD TOOLS
Pradev. D., Suchith. K. S.* and Kushal Kumar G.
Here, Flow simulations are carried on design configurations of Fire II re-entry capsule using CFD. Here, the purpose is to determine the co-efficient of drag of a blunt shaped re-entry capsule. Here the importance of the angle of attack and its effect on the motion of re-entry capsules, especially at supersonic and hypersonic speeds is studied, even a slight change in angle of attack can severely alter the activity of the re-entry capsule. Here we are finding co-efficient of drag of re-entry capsule for different angle of attack and hence also discussed about temperature and pressure variations around the re-entry capsule.[Full Text Article]