Continuous Dynamic Simulation of Nonlinear Aerodynamics/Nonlinear Structure Interaction (NANSI) for Morphing Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number: F064-016-0261
Amount: $99,898.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T016
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9489 E. Ironwood Square Drive, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
DUNS: 182103291
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Danny Liu
 (480) 945-9988
Business Contact
 Jennifer Scherr
Title: Assistant
Phone: (480) 945-9988
Research Institution
 Craig Behrens
 4200 Engineering Gateway Build
Irvine, CA, 92697
 (949) 824-3787
 Nonprofit college or university
ZONA Technology proposes in Phase I to develop a general methodology for the assembly of nonlinear reduced order models of the multiple contracting substructures that will likely provide the morphing of future vehicles. In addition it is proposed to extend the existing 2D Gridless-Boundary-Condition Cartesian-Grid (GBCC) to 3D. Finally, these novel developments will be integrated with the existing Boundary Element Method (BEM) solver for grid interfacing between aerodynamic and structural grids. The outcome of the Phase I effort will be a prototypical Nonlinear Aerodynamic and Nonlinear Structural Interface (NANSI) solver for continuously morphing configurations. This NANSI solver will be validated on a folding wing by comparison with existing linear aerodynamic solutions in low speed regimes.

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