author = "Leite, Paulo Henrique Mineiro and Santos, Wilson Fernando 
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Direct simulation of low-density hypersonic flow over a 
                         forward-facing step",
            booktitle = "Proceedings...",
                 year = "2009",
         organization = "International Congress of Mechanical Engineering, 20. (COBEM).",
            publisher = "ABCM",
              address = "Rio de Janeiro",
             keywords = "DSMC, Hypersonic Flow, Rarefield Flow, Forward-Facing Step.",
             abstract = "This work describes a computational investigation on rarefied 
                         hypersonic flow past forward-facing steps. Effects on the 
                         flowfield structure due to variations on the step height have been 
                         investigated by employing the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) 
                         method. The results presented highlight the sensitivity of the 
                         primary flow properties, velocity, density, pressure and 
                         temperature, to changes on the frontal-face height. It was found 
                         that the recirculation region ahead of the steps is a function of 
                         the frontal-face height. The analysis also showed that the 
                         extension of the upstream disturbance depends on the frontal-face 
  conference-location = "Gramado, RS",
      conference-year = "15-20 Nov.",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "22 jan. 2021"