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Capability extension expected to have major impact in hypersonics testing
The thermodynamic capability of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program CREATE™-AV Kestrel software, which is used to calculate fluid flows via computational fluid dynamics, was extended to the equilibrium air model in the H3 arc-heated facility at Arnold Air Force Base. With this, the impact of heat transfer on test articles, such as the one pictured in the graphic, can be computed at higher speeds. (Graphic provided)

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