Simulation of an asteroid in 3D
by Atif Masood

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Simulation of an asteroid entering the earth's atomosphere is performed employing ANSYS CFX. It is observed that asteroid traveling at Mach 5.5 (hypersonic flow), caused aerodynamic heating and attained a surface temperature of more than 1700 °C. Simulation files are also attached for download. Original asteroid CAD model by Evan B (

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