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ISSN 1759-3158
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and P. Iványi
Chapter 1

Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to the Aerodynamic Design of a Land Based Supersonic Vehicle

O. Hassan, B. Evans, J.G. Araya and K. Morgan

Civil and Computational Engineering Centre, Swansea University, United Kingdom

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O. Hassan, B. Evans, J.G. Araya, K. Morgan, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to the Aerodynamic Design of a Land Based Supersonic Vehicle", in B.H.V. Topping and P. Iványi, (Editor), "Developments in Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 1, pp 1-21, 2013. doi:10.4203/csets.31.1
Keywords: computational fluid dynamics, design of experiments, BLOODHOUND SSC, SAS scheme.

This chapter describes the application of a parallel finite volume compressible Navier Stokes solver to the complex aerodynamic problem of a land–based supersonic vehicle, the BLOODHOUND SSC. It looks at some specific design aspects of the vehicle that have been impacted upon by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and demonstrates how this case study has been used to develop and validate turbulence models, specifically a scale adaptive simulation (SAS) scheme. The CFD process was applied to the specific problem of excessive lift on the rear wheel and suspension system of the vehicle at supersonic speeds, utilising a design of experiments (DoE) optimisation philosophy.

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