HySIDE (Hypersonic SIDE), created by the ASTROX Corporation, is an excellent tool for building and analyzing hypersonic vehicle systems. The user is provided basic components and systems which can be put together to form larger more complex hypersonic systems. A number of pre-constructed systems are already included in the HySIDE library. User also has the ability to create new components from scratch and mix them with existing components and systems. 

What’s in HySIDE?

Built-in Parametric Designs for:

  • Hypersonic Air-Breathing Vehicles
  • Hypersonic Missiles
  • Rockets
  • Combined Air-Breather and Rocket Vehicles
  • Related Components

Key Features of HySIDE:

  • It can build ANY system such as SSTO, TSTO, 3STO with ANY combination of air-breathing and rocket sub-systems
  • Systems are then registered and stored in their directories e.g. SSTODir, TSTODir, RocketDir etc.
  • Variety of Geometries can be created such as 2D, Inward, Outward and combinations
  • Designed using different Radial Deviation Parameters (RDP)
  • Geometries are available for further detailed CFD analysis if needed
  • Important Capability of HySIDE is that the vehicles can be sized until “closed”
  • Method of Characteristics
  • Illingworth with Reference Enthalpy Method
  • Heat balanced
  • Choice of fuels
  • Vehicle and wings sized
  • Modular - 17 Dynamic Linked Libraries (DLL’s), over 200 subroutines
  • DLL’s are: Freestream, Inlet, Isolator, Combustor, Nozzle, External Surface and Wings, and other Utility Libraries
  • Rocket Systems (over 21 different commercially available and research rockets included)
  • Previous Nozzle, External Surface, Wings and new Ogive+cylinder components used to create rocket geometry
  • Combustion Chamber components
  • Propulsion components for rocket engines and air-breathing engines
  • Propellant Usage components
  • H2 and six HC fuels available (more can be added)
  • Missile Datcom used for Aero Losses
  • Accel and Cruise Trajectory components
  • Landing performance