›8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles
Since 1991, a regular forum at European level for technology discussion and interaction on aerothermodynamics and fluid mechanics has been established by ESA through the European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles. The Symposium encompasses the whole spectrum of moving bodies at high speed, from take-off to landing, but also orbital ascent / descent, aeroheating and thermodynamics of propulsion, presenting them through four major lines:
(i) spacecrafts and exploration missions including aerothermodynamics; aero-breaking; stability; aero-decelerators and stabilisers; ablation and dust-erosion modelling; ground testing facilities improvements, qualifications and measurement techniques; non-intrusive measurement techniques development and sensors miniaturization; flight measurement techniques and extrapolation from ground to flight, etc
(ii) expendable launchers including propulsion and combustor analysis related to liquid and solid engines; multi-phase flow phenomena; free-surface flow-models; cooling, atomization, ignition; chemistry models; acoustics and instabilities; plume interaction; payload impingement; buffeting and flight testing; etc
(iii) innovative access to space & suborbital flights including vehicle & system studies and re-usability; computational fluid dynamics CFD and multi-disciplinary analysis (including aero-elastic, materials, flight mechanics); safety & risk analysis, regulations and rules; propulsion aerodynamics, air-breathing and hybrid engines cycle & analysis (LRE, SRM, ABE, TBCC, RBCC, DMR, ATR); pre-cooling; etc
(iv) fundamentals in physical modelling including radiative gas dynamics; gas-surface interactions; spectroscopic-measurement techniques; theoretical and computational spectroscopy; thermo-chemical-nonequilibrium flows; aerothermodynamics-electromagnetism coupling (MHD, etc); polarisable and magnetisable gases; quantum-chemistry applications in aerothermodynamics; thermodynamics statistical, irreversible & thermodynamic properties; multi-temperature gases and plasmas & transport properties (with/without electromagnetic field); relaxation processes, chemical kinetics, thermal relaxation, state-to-state kinetics; etc
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