Computational Fluid Dynamics characterization of the perturbation on TWINS wind sensors by InSight Lander (NASA-JPL)

Coronado Barco, Alvaro (2022). Computational Fluid Dynamics characterization of the perturbation on TWINS wind sensors by InSight Lander (NASA-JPL). Proyecto Fin de Carrera / Trabajo Fin de Grado, E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM), Madrid.

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Title: Computational Fluid Dynamics characterization of the perturbation on TWINS wind sensors by InSight Lander (NASA-JPL)
Author/s:
  • Coronado Barco, Alvaro
Contributor/s:
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
  • Alfonso-Corcuera, Daniel
  • Navarro Lopez, Sara
  • Torres Redondo, Josefina
Item Type: Final Project
Degree: Grado en Ingeniería Aeroespacial
Date: 22 June 2022
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: InSight, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mars Exploration, Anemometry, Calibration Process
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This bachelor thesis presents a study on the aerodynamic perturbations around TWINS Mars wind sensor instrument with Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. The mentioned instrument is part of the NASA-JPL InSight lander, aimed to study Mars interior. TWINS has delivered an excellent dataset on Martian winds, thus the importance of the characterization of lander perturbations on its measurements. With the CFD simulations that will be shown in this bachelor project, data of the perturbations is processed and analyzed for horizontal winds at different Reynolds number, with the intention to establish a sensor selection criteria for different wind directions. This thesis will include an introduction to Mars, as well as a state of the art on planetary wind sensors and facilities. An extensive chapter will be dedicated to CFD simulations, including its model design and input conditions. Finally, the CFD analysis and results will be presented, along with the conclusions taken from them and the future work that could be performed.

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Item ID: 71367
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/71367/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:71367
Official URL: https://oa.upm.es/71367
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 23 Jul 2022 15:35
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2022 05:59
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