To efficiently model fluid-thermal-structural problems for thermal protection design of hypersonic vehicles, a framework of Hypersonic Computational Coupling Dynamics (HyCCD) software integrates an independently developed program solving hypersonic aerthermodynamic simulation with a finite element analysis professional software. With the mathematical and physical description of multi-physics coupling mechanism, the corresponding efficient coupling strategies were proposed. Some representative coupling problems encountered in hypersonic vehicle were systematically analyzed to study the intrinsic fluid-thermal-structural coupling characteristics and mechanisms. The results can theoretically and technically support the studies on comprehensive performance assessment and optimization of thermal protection system and static or dynamic aerothermoelastic problem of hypersonic vehicles.
Part of the book: Advances in Some Hypersonic Vehicles Technologies