Performance models and predictions for the RDHWT/MARIAH II hypersonic wind tunnel Conference Paper uri icon


  • The radiatively driven hypersonic wind tunnel is a new concept for extending hypersonic ground testing capabilities to higher Mach numbers while maintaining true flight conditions. A suite of numerical models which range in complexity from pure thermodynamics to the solution of fully coupled, time-dependent, Reynolds-Ave raged Navier-Stokes equations with radiative models has been developed in support of the development of the RDHWT concept. This suite of models has facilitated insights central to the current development status of the concept. The current state of the modeling effort is discussed and the main results and insights obtained from these models is summarized. © 2000 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Anderson, R. W., Brown, G. L., & Miles, R. B.
  • Anderson, R., Brown, G., & Miles, R.

publication date

  • December 2000