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Hypersonic modelling and testing of space debris during planetary entry

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In the study of atmospheric entry, some of the most challenging conditions to model numerically manifest in the slip and transition regimes. Denser than free molecular gases and sparser than continuum flows, these regimes are typically characterised by Knudsen numbers in the range 0.001 <= Kn <= 10. The complex interaction between gas particles in these sparse flows make the determination of aerothermal phenomena especially difficult, as traditional Navier-Stokes based CFD solutions ceas...

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MPLS
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Engineering Science
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National Wind Tunnel Facilities (NWTF)
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Donaldson, N
Ireland, P
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CASE studentship
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Donaldson, N
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Donaldson, N
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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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