1st AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop



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


  • Assess the numerical prediction capability (e.g., mesh, numerics, turbulence modeling, high-performance computing requirements, and modeling techniques) of current-generation CFD technology/codes for air breathing propulsion related aerodynamic flows.
  • Develop practical numerical simulation guidelines for 2-D and 3-D CFD prediction of jet related flow fields utilizing the Navier-Stokes equations.
  • Explore the underlying physics, flow interaction, jet mixing, and dissipation flows related to propulsion aerodynamics.
  • Enable development of more accurate pre-diction methods, process, procedure, and tools.
  • Enhance CFD prediction capability for practical air breathing propulsion aero-dynamic design and optimization.
  • Provide an impartial forum for evaluating the effectiveness of existing computer codes and modeling techniques.
  • Enhance interests in jet related flows and Identify areas needing additional research and development.

General Information

  • Results of the CFD blind trials will be presented during the workshop. All participants will have the opportunity to see how their results compare to other submissions as well as relevant experimental data. These data will subsequently be concatenated into a technical paper that will be published and presented during the JPC.
  • This workshop is open to participants worldwide. Efforts will be made to ensure representation from all areas of industry, academia, and government laboratories.
  • Participation in the studies is not required to attend the workshop. Everyone is welcome!
  • Preparation of briefing material for the workshop is encouraged but not required.
  • Open forums will be provided during the workshop to discuss results, and exchange ideas on meshing and modeling techniques.
  • Results will be made available after the workshop in a report and on the PAW01 website.
  • A nominal application/ registration fee will be required for participation and attendance.


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