The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils

Manoj Mahendran, Valana Wells

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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

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

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Airfoils
Automation
Computational fluid dynamics
Students
Aerodynamics
Aerospace engineering
Engineering education
Software packages
Curricula
MATLAB
Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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Mahendran, M., & Wells, V. (2012). The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils. In 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition [AIAA 2012-0884] https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-884

The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils. / Mahendran, Manoj; Wells, Valana.

50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 2012. AIAA 2012-0884.

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

Mahendran, M & Wells, V 2012, The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils. in 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition., AIAA 2012-0884, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, TN, United States, 1/9/12. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-884
Mahendran M, Wells V. The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils. In 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 2012. AIAA 2012-0884 https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-884
Mahendran, Manoj ; Wells, Valana. / The tool for the automation of computational analysis of airfoils. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 2012.
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