Computer Aided Aerodynamic Design of Missile Configuration
Keywords: Parameters, Aerodynamic, Maneuverability
AbstractAerodynamic configurations of tactical missiles have to produce the required lateral force with minimum time lag to meet the required manoeuvability and response time. The present design which is mainly based on linearised potential flow involves (a) indentification of critical design points, (b) design of lifting components and their integration with mutual interference, (c) evaluation of aerodynamic characteristics, (d) checking its adequacy at otherpoints, (e) optimization of parameters and selection of configuration, and (f) detailed evaluation including aerodynamic pressure distribution. Iterative design process in involed because of the mutual dependance between aerodynamic charactertistics and the parameters of the configuration. though this design method is based on third level of approximation with respect to real flow, aid of computer is essential for carrying out the iterative design process and also for effective selection of configuration by analysing performance. Futuristic design requirement which demand better accuracy on design and estimation calls for sophisticated super computer based theoretical methods viz. , full Euler solution/Navier-Strokes solutions.
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Panneerselvam, S., Theerthamalai, P., & Sarkar, A. (2014). Computer Aided Aerodynamic Design of Missile Configuration. Defence Science Journal, 37(4), 469-481. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.37.5934
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