1st AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop



Focus, Participants, & Dates Participant Files Objectives & General Info Contacts


The focus of the workshop will be on assessing the accuracy of CFD in obtaining multi-stream air breathing jet performance and flow structure to include:

  • Surface static pressure predictions,
  • Inlet recovery and distortion,
  • Nozzle force, vector and moment; nozzle thrust (Cv), and discharge (Cd) coefficients, and
  • Flowfield surveys (total pressure and total temperature decay in jet wakes).

Experimental data are expected to be available for each test case; but the CFD studies will be performed as a blind trial and compared with the available experimental data during the workshop. Where experimental data are not available, a statistical framework will be used to assess the CFD results.

Component models will be provided for multiple cases featuring isolated inlets, isolated nozzles, and nozzles with a ground plane.

Example grids will be provided (coarse, medium, fine) for unstructured and structured solvers. However, geometry will also be provided for those interested in developing their own meshes. Participants may run one or more cases, on one or more grids.

The workshop provides an impartial forum that will be utilized to present the findings, discuss the results, exchange ideas, and evaluate the effectiveness of existing computer codes and modeling techniques.


Participating Organizations

  • The Boeing Company
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • NASA-Langley
  • Onera
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks
  • Syngenics Corporation
  • United Technologies Research
  • University of Virginia
  • Wright-Patterson AFB



1st AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop (PAW01)

Sponsored by the Air Breathing Propulsion Systems Integration TC Committee

1-Day Workshop
July 29, 2012

Preceding the 2012 48th AIAA JPC Conference
Atlanta, Georgia



Tentative Dates



For more information,
visit the PAW website at:

or send e-mail to aiaapaw@yahoo.com

Test case files (geometry, test conditions, meshes)
are ready for download by registered participants.
Please send an email to aiaapaw@yahoo.com
to request a user ID and password.

Finalized test cases/ geometries 3Q 2011
Sample grids & cases available Jan 2012

Study participant
registration opens 

Jan 2012

application ends 

April 30, 2012

Abstracts & applications due

 1Q 2012
Final data & presentation submittal June 2012

Workshop & last minute registration 

July 29 2012

Post workshop data submittal 

Aug. 2012