A Generalized Communication Interface for Multi-Physics Applications Applied To Reentry Flows

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,894.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-3551
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-241-0764
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-241
Small Business Information
AEROSOFT, INC.
1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1275, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
622308120
Principal Investigator
 Michael P Applebaum
 Research Scientist
 (540) 557-1909
 applebau@aerosft.com
Business Contact
 William McGrory
Title: President
Phone: (540) 557-1904
Email: mcgrory@aerosft.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AeroSoft proposes to develop an application programming interface (API) to connect single-physics based analysis tools used in thermal protection system (TPS) sizing and assessment for trajectory-shaping and reentry vehicles. The API will be based on the message passing interface (MPI) program to allow for efficient execution in parallel computing environments. For the Phase I, the API will couple the CFD flow solver GASP with the material response code DIABLO. A trajectory sizing simulation will be performed for a reentry vehicle in order to demonstrate the proposed concept. In a Phase II, the API will be extended to support additional CFD flow solvers and material response codes. This will allow the end user to select both the CFD flow solver and material response code for use in reentry type simulations where ablation is modeled. The API may also be extended to other research areas such as aero-elasticity.

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