74th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 21, 2021 — November 23, 2021)

P0017: Can the X-wing survive the reentry to Dagobah?

  • Yuenong Ling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Emily Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Gonzalo Arranz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adrian Lozano-Duran, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2021.GFM.P0017

Instructed by the Force spirit of deceased Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke decided to go to Dagobah to train as a Jedi apprentice under the supervision of Jedi Master Yoda. While his friends are pursued by the Empire, Luke traveled in the T-65B X-wing fighter, a highly maneuverable and speedy starfighter of the Republic alliance. Reentry to the planet, however, could be a major challenge due to the high temperatures on the hull…

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