High resolution simulation of full aircraft control at flight reynolds numbers

Scott A. Morton, David R. McDaniel, Keith Bergeron, Russell M. Cummings, Stefan Goertz, Jurgen Seidel, James R. Forsythe, Kyle Squires

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper documents interim results of a three year project to develop a computational method for accurately determining static and dynamic stability and control characteristics of fighter and transport aircraft with various store configurations, as well as the aircraft response to pilot input. In this second year of the project computational data is gathered for a rigid F-16C with no control surface movement in forced motion that approximates flight test maneuvers. "Computational maneuvers" designed to efficiently gather three axes of motion data to build a comprehensive reduced order model are also developed. The data is then post-processed to determine the resulting static and dynamic stability characteristics. The main benefits of this effort are: 1) early discovery of complex aerodynamic phenomena that are typically only present in dynamic flight maneuvers and therefore not discovered until flight test, and 2) rapid generation of an accurate aerodynamic database to support aircraft and weapon certification by reducing required flight test hours and complementing current stability and control testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDepartment of Defense - Proceedings of the HPCMP Users Group Conference 2007; High Performance Computing Modernization Program
Subtitle of host publicationA Bridge to Future Defense, DoD HPCMP UGC
Pages41-47
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventDepartment of Defense - HPCMP Users Group Conference 2007; High Performance Computing Modernization Program: A Bridge to Future Defense, DoD HPCMP UGC - Pittsburg, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2007Jun 21 2007

Publication series

NameDepartment of Defense - Proceedings of the HPCMP Users Group Conference 2007; High Performance Computing Modernization Program: A Bridge to Future Defense, DoD HPCMP UGC

Other

OtherDepartment of Defense - HPCMP Users Group Conference 2007; High Performance Computing Modernization Program: A Bridge to Future Defense, DoD HPCMP UGC
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburg, PA
Period6/18/076/21/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Software

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