The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils

Manoj Mahendran, Valana Wells

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Modern engineering education should have a balance between the traditional theory-based approach and the modern software-based approach. The Tool for the Automation of Computational Analysis of airfoils bridges the gap between theory and complex commercial computational fluid dynamics software packages. This allows students to easily gain a visual understanding of core aerodynamic concepts without needing to worry about the CFD models. Through several methods the user can create or choose the desired airfoil, choose the desired flight conditions and directly view the results in a post processing tool. By incorporating MATLAB, Chimera Grid Tools, OVERFLOW2 and FieldView along with Linux and bash scripting, the TACAA tool allows for a streamlined, automated workflow that allows students to focus on the aerodynamic concepts rather than the CFD methodology. Ultimately the TACAA tool presents a unique and important way for universities to modernize their aerospace engineering curriculum to better prepare students for their future professional careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2012Jan 12 2012

Other

Other50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period1/9/121/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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