An Automated Design Optimization Tool for Electromagnetic Control of Hypersonic Flow

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,946.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0105
Award Id:
67920
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-009-0078
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7430 E. Stetson Drive , Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
182103291
Principal Investigator:
Lei Tang
CFD Specialist
(480) 945-9988
tangl@zonatech.com
Business Contact:
Darius Sarhaddi
Operations Manager
(480) 945-9988
darius@zonatech.com
Research Institution:
Stanford University
Juan J Alonso
Durand Building, Room 365, Dept.of Aero & Astronautics
Stanford, CA, 94305
(650) 723-9954
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR Phase I project proposes to develop an automated design optimization tool for electromagnetic flow control based on the gas-kinetic BGK scheme and the adjoint optimization method. A non-equilibrium BGK solver will be generalized to explicitly take into account the acceleration and deceleration of the charged particles and the effects of electromagnetic forces. A comparison between the continuous and discrete adjoint optimization methods will also be made to investigate which one is better suited for hypersonic flows. Furthermore, an exploratory computation will be performed for shape optimization to maximize the electrical conductivity for external flow control applications.

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