Accession Number : ADA625553


Title :   A Fixed-Wing Aircraft Simulation Tool for Improving the efficiency of DoD Acquisition


Descriptive Note : Journal article preprint


Corporate Author : DEFENSE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING MODERNIZATION PROGRAM OFFICE LORTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Morton, Scott A ; McDaniel, David R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625553.pdf


Report Date : 05 Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The HPCMP CREATETM-AV Kestrel software product is a modularized, multi-disciplinary fixed-wing virtual aircraft simulation tool incorporating aerodynamics, structural dynamics, kinematics, and kinetics. Kestrel allows crossover between simulation of aerodynamics, dynamic stability and control, structures, propulsion, and store separation. The current version of Kestrel is being used extensively in the government aircraft acquisition process, and is being evaluated by industry for suitability to aircraft acquisition. Current capability is demonstrated for a maneuvering aircraft coupled with control surface movements, aeroelastic effects, stores separation, and cargo deployment. Future capabilities are also discussed.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT DESIGN , *FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , *HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING , AERODYNAMICS , AEROELASTICITY , AIRFRAMES , CARGO , COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , CONTROL SURFACES , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , DYNAMICS , FLIGHT MANEUVERS , KINETICS , MESH , PROPULSION SYSTEMS , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , STABILITY , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE