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Hypersonic Vehicles

Past, Present and Future Developments

Edited by Giuseppe Pezzella

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"


Antonio Viviani

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

In the aviation field there is great interest in high-speed vehicle design. Hypersonic vehicles represent the next frontier of passenger transportation to and from space. However, several design issues must be addressed, including vehicle aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics, aeroshape design optimization, aerodynamic heating, boundary layer transition, and so on. This book contains valuable contributions focusing on hypervelocity aircraft design. Topics covered include hypersonic aircraft aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic design, especially aeroshape design optimization, computational fluid dynamics, and scramjet propulsion. The book also discusses high-speed flow issues and the challenges to achieving the dream of affordable hypersonic travel. It is hoped that the information contained herein will allow for the development of safe and efficient hypersonic vehicles.

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Hypersonic VehiclesPast, Present and Future DevelopmentsEdited by Giuseppe Pezzella

Published: October 2nd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79515

ISBN: 978-1-83962-270-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-269-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-271-7

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Hypersonic Vehicles - Past, Present, and Future Insights

By Antonio Viviani and Giuseppe Pezzella


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2. Parametric Integral Soft Objects-based Procedure for Thermal Protection System Modeling of Reusable Launch Vehicle

By Andrea Aprovitola, Luigi Iuspa and Antonio Viviani


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3. Airframe-Propulsion Integration Design and Optimization

By Yao Zheng, Shuai Zhang, Tianlai Gu, Meijun Zhu, Lei Fu, Minghui Chen and Shuai Zhou


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4. Inversely Designed Scramjet Flow-Path

By Mookesh Dhanasar, Frederick Ferguson and Julio Mendez


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5. The Busemann Air Intake for Hypersonic Speeds

By Sannu Mölder


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6. Numerical Simulation of Base Pressure and Drag of Space Reentry Capsules at High Speed

By Rakhab C. Mehta


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