Uncertainty Quantification in Aerodynamics Simulations

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CE80P
Agency Tracking Number: 094269
Amount: $99,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3819 Sunnycroft Place, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-8815
DUNS: 806890807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Chai
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 418-6125
 jc@jabirusoft.com
Business Contact
 Sanjay Mathur
Title: Business Official
Phone: (765) 413-9203
Email: sm@jabirusoft.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the proposed work (Phases I and II) is to develop uncertainty quantification methodologies and software suitable for use in CFD simulations of aerodynamic flows, ranging from sub-sonic to hypersonic. We will address both pressure and density-based methods, as well as the class of algorithms addressing all-Mach number flows. The software developed here will be based on an existing unstructured finite volume CFD solver, TETHYS, which has been developed by Jabiru Software and Services. A central focus of the proposal is the development and evaluation of generalized polynomial chaos (gPC) methodologies for uncertainty propagation. In Phase I, we will develop non-intrusive sparse-grid based adaptive collocation techniques for all-speed flows to address the curse of dimensionality and to resolve discontinuities and non-linearities in random space. We will evaluate the feasibility of implementing stochastic Galerkin techniques non-intrusively through operator overloading. Phase I will address airfoil flow across the range of Mach numbers. Phase II will address more general implementations of feasible approaches, application to more complex aerodynamics simulations, as well as implementation on parallel platforms.

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