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CFD Analysis of Transonic Flow over the Nose Cone of Aerial Vehicle


Girish Kumar , PG Scholar, Thermal Power Engineering, Department Of Mechanical Engineering, P.D.A College of Engineering, Kalaburagi-India.; Dr. Pravin V Honguntikar, Professor, Course Coordinator Thermal Power Engineering, PG Studies- Department of Mechanical Engineering, P.D.A College Of Engineering, Kalaburagi-India


CFD, Aerial Vehicle


Transonic flow is a Mach number around 0.8 to 1.2 regime used to distinguish flow fields, phenomena and problems appearing at flight speed equal to the speed of sound. The nose cone should be built with an outer surface which should be able to withstand high temperature generated by aerodynamic heating and the shape of the nose cone must also be chosen for minimum drag. In this project an attempt is made to Mach number 1 calculates the flow parameters around the nose cone of aerial vehicle. The effect of pressure, velocity and various other parameters are analyzed using ANSYS FLUENT software which is custom made to analyze this parameters. The analysis will be carried out for three model of nose cone namely Sharp, Ogive and Blunt nose cone for transonic flow of Mach number 1.The selection of material for the nose cone as the aerodynamic heating has be to less. Optimization is done for the best suited shape of nose cones for best suited transonic aerial flight.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I70335
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2015
Page(s): 458-462

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