Aerothermodynamics of Spiked Bodies: Part II

Document Type : Original Article


1 Egyptian Armed Forces, Egypt.

2 Professor of Aerodynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.


The two main design objectives namely, reducing the drag and reducing the aeroheating can be satisfied using the spikes and aerodisks. This field of aerodynamics hasgained much interest over the years and is still attracting the researchers' interest. The target of this study is to illustrate these contributions. In the first part of this study, the aerothermodynamic characteristics of spiked bodies are discussed and the previous studies are illustrated. In this part, the recent contributions of the authors are presented and a number of future research areas are proposed.