X-15 CFD Images on Postage Stamps
NASA Langley Research Center performed the CFD calculations used to produce the images on the stamps. The aim of the CFD calculations, performed in the 1990s, was to demonstrate the ability to accurately capture geometry using laser digitizing technology for airflow simulation.
The X-15 was a hypersonic rocket plane launched from under the wing of a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. During 199 flight in the 1960s the X-15 attained a maximum altitude of 67 miles (108 km) and a maximum speed of Mach 6.85 (4520mph, 7274km/h).
Recent blog posts
- Meshing in a Single, Integrated Simulation Environment
- CFD Geometry Creation
- CFD Prefers NURBS Over STL
- DIY CFD
- How to Control Your CFD Simulations in Caedium
- How to Control Your CFD Mesh in Caedium
- Walkalong Tumblewing Meets CFD
- Tumblewing Meets CFD
- Spinning Paper Sheet Meets CFD
- Get Started With CFD