THE USE OF VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES IN IMPROVING CFD METHODOLOGY

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$493,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
5189
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Seca Inc.
3311 Bob Wallace Ave, Suite 203, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 RICHARD C. FARMER
Title: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) MODEL BASED ON VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES AND USED TO SIMULATE AERODYNAMIC FLOWS IS PROPOSED. THE CFD MODEL WILL BE DESIGNED TO DESCRIBE TURBULENT, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL, UNSTEADY FLOWS, BUT THE VARIATIONAL FORMULATION WILL BE CAST TO AUTOMATICALLY MODIFY THE SOLUTION PROCEDURE TO EFFICIENTLY TREAT SUBCLASSES OF THESE FLOWS, SUCH AS LAMINAR, INVISCID, STEADY, ADIABATIC, ETC. A NEW CFD MODEL WILL BE DEVELOPED AS A PRACTICAL DESIGN TOOL, AND NEW METHODS OF EVALUATING THE UTILITY OF EXISTING COMPUTER CODES WILL BE ESTABLISHED.

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