Accession Number:

ADA605886

Title:

Pilot-in-the-loop Method Development

Descriptive Note:

Program progress rept. 20 Jan-20 Feb 2014

Corporate Author:

COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC PIPERSVILLE PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to integrate novel numerical modeling and computer hardware approaches to compute the non-linear aerodynamic coupling between the ship and aircraft in such a way that execution times are at real-time speeds, allowing for pilot-in-the-loop CFD to be integrated in the piloted flight simulation environment. To achieve the speed gains required, three areas will be targeted for implementation into the CFD simulation framework 1 numerical algorithms, 2 novel domain boundaries, and 3 Graphical Processing Unit GPU hardware. A framework will be established to link the CFD with realtime simulations. A building block approach will be employed to first demonstrate non-realtime integration of the CFD simulation framework with helicopter flight dynamic models, then realtime execution for a minimum fidelity airwakeaircraft simulation, then build to higher fidelity realtime simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE