Planetary atmosphere entry modeling involves challenging flow solutions rich with flow physics and flow-boundary interaction. The protecting vehicle heat shield (TPS) surface evolves with time due to the ablation and mechanical erosion of the TPS material. Shock wave chemistry produces active radicals capable of damaging of the TPS and posing risks to the vehicle integrity.
GridPro is successfully used for various meshing applications throughout the European Space Agency (ESA). These applications include production vehicle modeling (such Ariane-5) as well as conceptual design applications. It was found that GridPro enabled the CFD codes to produce accurate results and get the best out of their CFD codes.
From subsonic to hypersonic flow regimes, the aerospace community creates high quality feature oriented GridPro meshes revealing the the detailed physics of the flows. This is why NASA uses GridPro for its most demanding problems.