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The Numerical Propulsion System Simulation: A Multidisciplinary Design System for Aerospace VehiclesAdvances in computational technology and in physics-based modeling are making large scale, detailed simulations of complex systems possible within the design environment. For example, the integration of computing, communications, and aerodynamics has reduced the time required to analyze ma or propulsion system components from days and weeks to minutes and hours. This breakthrough has enabled the detailed simulation of major propulsion system components to become a routine part of design process and to provide the designer with critical information about the components early in the design process. This paper describes the development of the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS), a multidisciplinary system of analysis tools that is focussed on extending the simulation capability from components to the full system. This will provide the product developer with a "virtual wind tunnel" that will reduce the number of hardware builds and tests required during the development of advanced aerospace propulsion systems.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Lytle, John K.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1999
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:209194
Meeting Information
Meeting: Air Breathing Engines
Location: Florence
Country: Italy
Start Date: September 5, 1999
End Date: September 10, 1999
Sponsors: International Society for Air Breathing Engines
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 509-10-11
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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