Development of computer methods for assessing the safety of the emergency rescue system for astronauts and payloads

Main results

  • Physical models and computer codes have been developed for calculating the fire balls of launch vehicles;
  • Numerical analysis of fire balls of ARIANE-V, Zenith, Proton, Aurora launch vehicles is performed;

Radiative gas dynamics of fire balls


Fire ball. Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, January 1986

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Shock wave phase: ARIANE-V, h = 55 km, V = 2 km/s. The calculation was made as part of the analysis of the fire balls of launch vehicles: ARIANE-V, Zenith, Proton, Aurora