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dc.contributor.authorRohrschneider, Reuben R.
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Robert D.
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-11T17:07:20Z
dc.date.available2007-06-11T17:07:20Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/14748
dc.description1st International ARA Days May 2006, Arcachon, France.en_US
dc.description.abstractMany authors have shown the potential mass savings that a ballute can offer for both aerocapture and entry. This mass savings could enhance or even enable many scientific and human exploration missions. Prior to flight of a ballute several technical issues need to be addressed, including aeroelastic behavior. This paper begins to address the issue of aeroelastic behavior by developing and validating the Ballute Aeroelastic Analysis Tool (BAAT). The validation effort uses wind tunnel tests of clamped ballute models constructed of Kapton supported by a rigid nose and floating aft ring. Good correlation is obtained using modified Newtonian aerodynamics and non-linear structural analysis with temperature dependent material properties and thermal expansion. BAAT is then used to compute the deformed shape of a clamped ballute for Titan aerocapture in both the continuum and transitional regimes using impact method aerodynamics and direct simulation Monte Carlo.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSDL ; AA2006-1-33en_US
dc.subjectAerocapture trajectoriesen_US
dc.subjectAerodynamicsen_US
dc.subjectAeroelasticen_US
dc.subjectBalluteen_US
dc.subjectBallute Aeroelastic Analysis Tool (BAAT)en_US
dc.subjectHypersonic flighten_US
dc.subjectNewtonian aerodynamicsen_US
dc.subjectTitan aerocaptureen_US
dc.titleStatic Aeroelastic Analysis of a Thin-Film Clamped Ballute for Titan Aerocaptureen_US
dc.typePaperen_US


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