aerodynamic heating

  • 1 Aerodynamic heating — is the heating of a solid body produced by the passage of fluid (such as air) over a body such as a meteor, missile, or airplane. It is a form of forced convection in that the flow field is created by forces beyond those associated with the… …

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  • 2 aerodynamic heating — aerodynamic heating, the heating of the leading edge or surface of an object moving through the atmosphere at high speed, caused by friction with the air …

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  • 3 aerodynamic heating — The heating of a body produced by passage of air or other gases over the body. It is caused by friction and compression processes and is significant chiefly at high speeds. The increase in surface temperature is approximately proportional to the… …

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  • 4 Aerodynamic levitation — is the use of gas pressure to levitate materials so that they are no longer in physical contact with any container. In scientific experiments this removes contamination and nucleation issues associated with physical contact with a… …

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  • 5 Atmospheric reentry — refers to the movement of human made or natural objects as they enter the atmosphere of a planet from outer space, in the case of Earth from an altitude above the edge of space. This article primarily addresses the process of controlled reentry… …

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  • 7 NASA Ames Research Center — (ARC) is a NASA facility located at Moffett Federal Airfield, which covers 43 acres at the borders of the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale in California. This research center is most commonly called NASA Ames. The current NASA Ames Center… …

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  • 8 airplane — /air playn /, n. 1. a heavier than air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc. 2. any similar heavier than air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter. Also …

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  • 9 Space Shuttle thermal protection system — The Space Shuttle thermal protection system (TPS) is the barrier that protects the Space Shuttle Orbiter during the searing 1650 °C (3000 °F) heat of atmospheric reentry. A secondary goal is to protect from the heat and cold of space while on… …

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  • 10 Bell X-1 — infobox Aircraft name = X 1 type = rocket plane manufacturer = Bell Aircraft caption = X 1 #46 062, nicknamed Glamorous Glennis designer = first flight = 19 January 1946 introduced = retired = status = Retired primary user = United States Air… …

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  • 11 Rocket — This article is about vehicles powered by rocket engines. For other uses, see Rocket (disambiguation). A Soyuz U, at Baikonur Site 1/5 A rocket is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle which obtains thrust from a rocket engi …

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  • 12 Nose cone — For the Transformers character, see Nosecone (Transformers). A nose cone that contained one of the Voyager spacecraft, mounted on top of a Titan III/Centaur launch vehicle …

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  • 13 aerospace engineering — aerospace engineer. the branch of engineering that deals with the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft and related systems (aeronautical engineering) and of spacecraft, missiles, rocket propulsion systems, and other equipment… …

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  • 14 thermal barrier — noun a limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating • Syn: ↑heat barrier • Hypernyms: ↑limit, ↑bound, ↑boundary * * * noun : a limit to unlimited increase in airplane or rocket speeds imposed by aerodynamic heating that without… …

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  • 15 Convection — This figure shows a calculation for thermal convection in the Earth s mantle. Colors closer to red are hot areas and colors closer to blue are cold areas. A hot, less dense lower boundary layer sends plumes of hot material upwards, and likewise,… …

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  • 16 Supersonic — For other uses see Supersonic .The term supersonic is used to define a speed that is over the speed of sound (Mach 1). At a typical temperature like 21 °C (70 °F), the threshold value required for an object to be traveling at a supersonic speed… …

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  • 17 S-310 — is the designation of a Japanese sounding rocket. The S 310 is a middle size rocket for carrying various payloads. It is a single stage sounding rocket, 310 mm in diameter, and can reach an altitude of 200 km. Its predecessor, the S 300, was… …

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  • 18 Payload fairing — is one of the main components of a launch vehicle. The fairing protects the payload during the ascent against the impact of the atmosphere: aerodynamic pressure and aerodynamic heating. More recently, an additional function is to maintain the… …

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  • 19 tektite — /tek tuyt/, n. Geol. any of several kinds of small glassy bodies, in various forms, occurring in Australia and elsewhere, now believed to have been produced by the impact of meteorites on the earth s surface. [1920 25; < Gk tekt(ós) molten +… …

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  • 20 Spaceflight — For the magazine published by the British Interplanetary Society, see Spaceflight (magazine). For the 1985 PBS documentary series narrated by Martin Sheen, see Spaceflight (TV series). For the Sam Lazar album, see Space Flight (album). Part of a… …

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