Application #39. Hypersonic Tethered Ballute Simulation

Contributed by Rena Rudavsky, summer student from Columbia University

Simulation of viscous flow over a tethered ballute configuration, based on a parametric model constructed with Pro/E and gridded with GridEx/AFLR3. One quarter of the domain is simulated, implying a 4-tether ballute arrangement. Performed at 8.55 km/sec using nitrogen.