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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,898.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-016-0261
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-T016
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ZONA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
9489 E. Ironwood Square Drive, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
182103291
Principal Investigator:
Danny Liu
President
(480) 945-9988
danny@zonatech.com
Business Contact:
Jennifer Scherr
Assistant
(480) 945-9988
jennifer@zonatech.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Craig Behrens
4200 Engineering Gateway Build
Irvine, CA, 92697
(949) 824-3787
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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