Friday, November 14, 2014

Rosetta Orbiter in Wake of Comet 67P

AG/CFD (Actual Geometry) Analysis performed by Stallion 3D with HIST for #SimulationFriday.

Stallion 3D took just seconds (with no need for pre-processing) to automatically import, grid and begin the compressible Navier-Stokes analysis of the water vapor, ice particles and dust streaming past the Rosetta orbiter in the wake of Comet 67-P’s.

Close up of the orbiter geometry in Stallion 3D.  

Analysis for the arbitrary geometries was performed on a on an HP Pavillion Laptop (Quad-Core) for a total of 4 hours.
Streamline of the flow past the Rosetta Orbiter

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