Entry Radiative Transfer

  • F. K. Moore
Part of the Applied Physics and Engineering book series (APPLIED PHYS, volume 2)


During superorbital re-entry of lunar and planetary probes, radiation from the shock-heated gas ahead of the vehicle becomes an important and even predominant part of the heat load to be withstood by the ablative surface. Kivel1 compared convective and radiative heat loads for an ICBM entering at about 20,000 ft/sec and for a Mars probe entering at about 40,000 ft/sec. Figures 5-1 and 5-2 are sketched from Kivel’s paper:


Heat Flux Shock Wave Radiative Transfer Heat Load Shock Layer 
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  • F. K. Moore
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  1. 1.Department of Thermal EngineeringCornell UniversityUSA

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