Abstract Title

Supersonic Advanced Trainer Aerodynamics Research: Conceptual Studies of Compressible Aerodynamics for the Next Generation of Advanced Military Trainers

Faculty Mentor Name

Shigeo Hayashibara

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

In response to a Request for Information published by the United States Air Force regarding a T-38C replacement aircraft (known as T-X), Turaco Aerospace has identified a market for a next-generation advanced jet trainer. This aircraft will provide pilots in training with a platform that more resembles the performance and systems capabilities of fifth-generation fighters, such as the F-22 and F-35. In order to successfully design throughout the transonic/ supersonic regions of the flight régime, both computer simulations and wind tunnel data will be used to design and iterate performance criteria. Simulations will be done using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in order to validate forthcoming wind tunnel and water tunnel results. Simulations are performed using Pointwise mesh, Cradle SC/Tetra, and Intelligent Light FieldView provided by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. CFD will be used as a design/ analysis tool, alongside wind tunnel and water tunnel results. For the Spring 2016 semester, computational research will coincide with testing and evaluation. In conjunction with wind tunnel tests, water tunnel tests will be conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of four (4) Leading Edge Root Extensions (LERX) in combination with three (3) different vertical tail angles. Computational methods will validate the qualitative data gathered from water tunnel testing, while quantitative data (CL, CD, and CM) will be compared to that gathered from wind tunnel testing. If small percent differences are seen between wind tunnel values and computational values, full-scale predictions for the YT-80 will be performed.

Poster Presentation

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Supersonic Advanced Trainer Aerodynamics Research: Conceptual Studies of Compressible Aerodynamics for the Next Generation of Advanced Military Trainers

AC1-ATRIUM

In response to a Request for Information published by the United States Air Force regarding a T-38C replacement aircraft (known as T-X), Turaco Aerospace has identified a market for a next-generation advanced jet trainer. This aircraft will provide pilots in training with a platform that more resembles the performance and systems capabilities of fifth-generation fighters, such as the F-22 and F-35. In order to successfully design throughout the transonic/ supersonic regions of the flight régime, both computer simulations and wind tunnel data will be used to design and iterate performance criteria. Simulations will be done using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in order to validate forthcoming wind tunnel and water tunnel results. Simulations are performed using Pointwise mesh, Cradle SC/Tetra, and Intelligent Light FieldView provided by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. CFD will be used as a design/ analysis tool, alongside wind tunnel and water tunnel results. For the Spring 2016 semester, computational research will coincide with testing and evaluation. In conjunction with wind tunnel tests, water tunnel tests will be conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of four (4) Leading Edge Root Extensions (LERX) in combination with three (3) different vertical tail angles. Computational methods will validate the qualitative data gathered from water tunnel testing, while quantitative data (CL, CD, and CM) will be compared to that gathered from wind tunnel testing. If small percent differences are seen between wind tunnel values and computational values, full-scale predictions for the YT-80 will be performed.

Poster Presentation