Reduced-order Modeling of Rotor-Airwake Aerodynamic Coupling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0089
Agency Tracking Number: N103-195-0409
Amount: $79,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-195
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
3409 N. 42nd Pl., Phoenix, AZ, -
DUNS: 781820258
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Lei Tang
 (602) 957-2868
Business Contact
 Lei Tang
Title: President
Phone: (602) 957-2868
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop a reduced-order model (ROM) of rotor-airwake aerodynamic coupling for further incorporation into a real-time flight simulator. A CFD rotor-airwake database will be used to design the reduced-order model. The output of the algorithm is the complete flow field (U, V and W velocities at all grid points) of the domain with rotor positioned at a specified hovering location near a backward-facing step. During this phase, the feasibility of the ROM approach will be demonstrated by comparing the output of the algorithm to data generated by a fully coupled rotor-airwake computation. In the next phase, this approach will be extended to explore the applicability of the method to a helicopter moving through the ship airwake in real-time.

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