HyTASP Technical Committee Hypersonics Webinar (AIAA Member Exclusive) 23 February 2024 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Online

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Featuring Special Guest Lecturer, Ali Gülhan, German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.)

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AIAA Webinar: HyTASP Technical Committee Hypersonics Webinar | 23 February 2024, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM EDT

Challenges and of Hypersonic Flight Experiments using Sounding Rockets

In this webinar Ali Gülhan, German Aerospace Center (DLR), will discuss how high-quality validation data that is representative of the real flight environment is necessary for the simulation-based design of flight hardware. Since ground testing facilities have limitations to duplicate the flight environment and numerical tools still have shortcomings in modelling high temperature gas phenomena and gas-surface interaction in such environments, availability of flight data is essential. A complementary validation approach using ground and flight testing for gathering reliable data and validation of numerical tools also is required. Gülhan will explain how simulation of the hot hypersonic flight environment in ground facilities is limited and requires data from further flight experiments. Hypersonic flight experiments by means of multistage sounding rocket configurations are seen as the most cost-efficient options to gather valuable flight data.


Ali Gülhan
German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.)