The project is devoted to the development, correlations, and validations of large-scale computational tools for flight vehicles, thereby demonstrating the applicability and predictive accuracy of CFD tools in real-life production environment. One experiment within this project is to investigate the unsteady effects of a wing undergoes oscillations coupled with dynamic response from the wing structure. This ground breaking simulations requires coupling of two complex codes together in a nonlinear fashion: one for the aerodynamics, and one for the structural response of the wing. Such work helps validate our aeroelastic analysis processes before deployment for production use. The project will also be used to investigate a multidisciplinary design and optimization process of a wing strut and nacelle interesection region (for drag minimization) as well as exploration and validation of an unstructured-grid based process for high-lift analyses.
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