Flow Field Investigation around Body Tail Projectile


The unsteady compressible flow around a 50 mm projectile governed by the Navier-Stocks (NS) equation is numerically solved with a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) method, with the Sub-Grid Scale (SGS) solved by Smagorinsky-Lilly model. The computed results are obtained in supersonic flow regime for a viscous fluid in order to determine the aerodynamic coefficients with different angles of attack. The flow around a body tail projectile was solved as a three-dimensional flow.

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Wessam, M. , Chen, Z. and Huang, Z. (2014) Flow Field Investigation around Body Tail Projectile. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, 277-283. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2014.26033.

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