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- n. Alternative spelling of flow field.
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As for Challenger, the flowfield pushed the vehicle away.
The Orbiter got destroyed not because of any form of explosion but rather by the flowfield surrounding it when it entered it abruptly and it could not sustain the associated loads.
And no, not only "part" of the TPS is exposed to the flowfield.
Not to mention the heatshield will not be in the flowfield ...
CFD is pretty good to get local and shortterm properies, but once you start integrate the flowfield to get oerall properties like total resistence your in trouble.
In addition, the studio has created "flowfield pathfinding" based on theories explored in a recent research paper from the University of Washington.
For a moving vehicle, the force exerted by the flowfield of air moving in the opposite direction.