Automated Computational Fluid Dynamics Design With Shape Optimization

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,979.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNS05AA05C
Award Id:
67326
Agency Tracking Number:
033485
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2825 West 1700 North, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012832130
Principal Investigator:
Ernest Perry
(801) 400-0105
eperry@optimalsolutions.us
Business Contact:
Mark Landon
Business Official
(208) 521-4660
mlandon@optimalsolutions.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is used as an analysis tool to help the designer gain greater understanding of the fluid flow phenomena involved in the components being designed. The next step in the design process is to modify the design to improve the components performance, typically performed manually by the designer in a trial and error fashion. The innovations proposed herein will provide important advances in the state-of-the-art of automatic CFD shape deformation and optimization software. Optimal Solutions Software (OSS) has been developing a software program called Sculptor, which provides capabilities to perform shape deformation and optimization in CFD design. When the innovations proposed herein are included in Sculptor, and coupled with NASAs Stennis Space Centers (SSC) CFD codes, a truly innovative and significant design tool will be available to perform automatic shape optimization. Sculptor can find new geometric shapes, in a timely manner that likely would not have been discovered without its use. Therefore Sculptor can innovate when used by knowledgeable engineers.

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