Complex Variable Method to Predict Aerodynamics of Arbitrary Shape Space Debris

Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov*, Mostafa Hassanalian**
* Department of Mechanical Engineering and the lab head of the Autonomous Flight and Aquatic Systems Laboratory (AFASL) at New Mexico Tech, NM, USA.
** New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology,Socorro, NM, USA.
Periodicity:May - July'2019


The objective of this research project is to develop a novel engineering technique to predict any aerodynamics of arbitrary shape space debris in the Earth's atmosphere produced during the collisional breakup. The linear size characteristics of the cross-section of arbitrary shape space debrisare determined by using a conform representation method. A model of superposition of the molecular and turbulent viscosities was used to describe the turbulent flow of air. Using a complex variable method “linearization of single-bonded area" a universal formula for velocity of arbitrary shape space debrisis derived. This technique allows describing the aerodynamics of the space debris of various shapes, sizes and masses in the Earth's atmosphere.


Space Debris, Aerodynamics, Turbulent Flow, Variable Method

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Bakhtiyarov, S. I., and Hassanalian, M. (2019). Complex Variable Method to Predict Aerodynamics of Arbitrary Shaped space Debris. i-manager’s Journal on Future Engineering and Technology, 14(4), 1-4.


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