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Software > HyperCFD v2.5

John Cipolla / AeroRocket
709 W. Homeway Loop
Citrus Springs, FL 34434
United States

Phone: (352) 533-3223
John Cipolla, Author: john@aerorocket.com


Determine drag coefficient (Cd), center of pressure (Xcp), CN-alpha and Cm-alpha of supersonic and hypersonic rockets and re-entry vehicles. In addition, on a separate screen HyperCFD displays and plots CN-Body, CN-Fins, CN-Total and Cm-Total as a function of angle of attack (AOA) using up/down controls. HyperCFD uses empirical corrections to the modified Newtonian surface inclination method that allows excellant results from Mach 1.05 to Mach 20. Includes a wide variety of nose cone shapes and fin cross-sections. Nose cone shapes include, conical, elliptical, parabolic, power series Sears-Haack, tangent ogive and spherical segment. Fin cross-sections include single wedge, symmetrical double wedge, arbitrary double wedge, biconvex section, streamline section, round-nose section, and elliptical section fin shapes. HyperCFD is useful to determine supersonic rocket drag and Cp location for level 3 flights. Useful companion program to AeroCFD.

Updated: October 14, 2007