Motion of Non-spherical Particles Following Shock Passage

  • D. Murray
  • A. Connolly
  • R. Hillier
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A hypersonic vehicle travelling through weather may encounter a wide range of particle environments. The impact of these particles on the vehicle surface may pose a significant erosion hazard to the vehicle’s thermal protection system. However, interaction with the flowfield will alter the particle motion, mitigating the erosive impact.


Shock Tube Shock Plane Hypersonic Vehicle Erosion Hazard Erosive Impact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Murray
    • 1
  • A. Connolly
    • 1
  • R. Hillier
    • 2
  1. 1.DstlFarehamUK
  2. 2.Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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