Collision Detection Modelling for Store Release Testing at AMRL
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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The Transonic Wind Tunnel and its state-of-the-art Store Model Support System, provide the Australian Defence Force with the capability to perform aerodynamic grid tests which simulate the release of stores from aircraft. A computer program called CDM, written in Java and Java 3D programming language has been developed to visualise, model, and provide collision detection, for an aerodynamic grid test. The software provides a safe, efficient and cost-effective method to analyse the grid used in an aerodynamic grid test. With its three-dimensional modelling environment, CDM can also be used as a tool for grid point design and visualisation. With a high level of flexibility in the software architecture, CDM can be easily configured for different wind tunnels, test configurations, aircraft and store models.
- Computer Programming and Software