Date of Award

Summer 2003

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace Engineering

Committee Chair

Dr. Vladimir V. Gofubev

Committee Member

Dr. Eric Perrell

Committee Member

Dr. Axel Rohde


The BASS code, a nonlinear high-order prefactored compact code is validated on a benchmark problem. The nonlinear response of a loaded airfoil to an impinging vertical gust is investigated in the parametric space of gust intensity and frequency. Computational resources, involving a Linux cluster, were set up and maintained. The code was corrected and adapted to this particular problem. Results are compared with linear solution from the GUST3D solver.