Ablative Heating Technology in Hypersonic Re-entry Vehicles and Cruise Aircrafts
Ali Asgar1, Sarath Raj N.S2, Jerrin Thadathil Varghese3
1Ali Asgar, Graduate Student, Aerospace Engineering Department, Amity University Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2Sarath Raj N.S, Faculty Member, Aerospace Engineering Department, Amity University Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
3Jerrin Thadathil Varghese*, Faculty Member, Aerospace Engineering Department, Amity University Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Manuscript received on 6 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 13 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 3007-3014 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4844098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4844.098319
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Abstract: The aim of researches conducted in thermal protection systems in aeronautics and astronautics field of engineering is to generally defend the craft from high heat loads during operation while operating at hypersonic regimes in air and space. The motive of the following composition is to draft a review analysis on ablative heating materials as thermal protective equipment on reusable planetary/atmospheric re-entry vehicles such as a space shuttle, an inter-continental ballistic missile, or a hypersonic cruise missile. The heat liberation can cause much damage to the aircraft/spacecraft whilst operation which is generally beyond repair. It is therefore of utmost importance to research multiple strategy to reduce the effect of shockwaves damage to spacecraft/aircraft materials. We shall initiate the analysis by mentioning some re-usable tile thermal protection system types such as high temperature reusable surface insulation tiles (H.R.S.I), fibrous refectory composite insulation tiles (F.R.C.I), low temperature reusable surface insulation tiles (L.R.S.I) and gradually move on to ablative thermal protection systems with the advent of reinforced carbon-carbon’s application in astronautics and aeronautics respectively.
Keywords: Adiabatic Compression, Radiative Heat Transfer, Emissivity, Planetary re-entry, Hypersonic Compressible flow Regime, Shock Waves, Boundary Layers, Pyrolysis, Ablative Heat Shield Technology
Scope of the Article: Aerospace Engineering