Hybrid Vorticity Transport Method for Rotorcraft Comprehensive Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A092-020-0931
Amount: $69,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-020
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
1800 East Garry Ave, Suite 214, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
DUNS: 046276809
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adrin Gharakhani
 President
 (949) 752-7545
 adrin@Applied-Scientific.com
Business Contact
 Adrin Gharakhani
Title: President
Phone: (949) 752-7545
Email: adrin@Applied-Scientific.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall objective of this proposal is to develop a standalone module for efficient LES of incompressible and transonic flow of rotorcraft wake on a distributed network of multicore CPUs and GPUs. The module will be based on a Lagrangian Vortex Particle Method (LVPM) and will include the capability to interface with other CFD codes, using Python or a similarly versatile language. The interface will be developed with "code agnosticism" in mind, allowing it to exchange requisite input/output variables and parameters between the LVPM and arbitrary external CFD solvers. A compressibility model will be introduced to LVPM to allow for a more natural interface with compressible CFD codes. Novel software and hardware technologies will be implemented to substantially accelerate the simulation turn around times. Phase I will involve implementation of LES on a cluster of GPUs, interfacing LVPM with a well-established CFD code, and demonstrating proof of concept using a number of test problems.

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