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Visualization of streamlines coming out of shuttle engines

Computational Analyses of Flame Trench

CFD simulation of instantaneous streamlines colored by velocity magnitude. NASA researchers are conducting time-accurate simulations of the launch pad and Space Shuttle configuration to analyze the effects of the exhaust plume on the trench below the shuttle in order to make design decisions for future spacecraft.

Credit: Research by Cetin Kiris, NASA Ames Research Center.

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