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Numerical Zooming Between a NPSS Engine System Simulation and a One-Dimensional High Compressor Analysis CodeWithin NASA's High Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC) program, NASA Glenn Research Center is developing an environment for the analysis/design of aircraft engines called the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS). NPSS focuses on the integration of multiple disciplines such as aerodynamics, structures, and heat transfer along with the concept of numerical zooming between zero-dimensional to one-, two-, and three-dimensional component engine codes. In addition, the NPSS is refining the computing and communication technologies necessary to capture complex physical processes in a timely and cost-effective manner. The vision for NPSS is to create a "numerical test cell" enabling full engine simulations overnight on cost-effective computing platforms. Of the different technology areas that contribute to the development of the NPSS Environment, the subject of this paper is a discussion on numerical zooming between a NPSS engine simulation and higher fidelity representations of the engine components (fan, compressor, burner, turbines, etc.). What follows is a description of successfully zooming one-dimensional (row-by-row) high-pressure compressor analysis results back to a zero-dimensional NPSS engine simulation and a discussion of the results illustrated using an advanced data visualization tool. This type of high fidelity system-level analysis, made possible by the zooming capability of the NPSS, will greatly improve the capability of the engine system simulation and increase the level of virtual test conducted prior to committing the design to hardware.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Follen, Gregory
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
auBuchon, M.
(Pratt and Whitney Aircraft East Hartford, CT United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 2000
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:209913
Meeting Information
Meeting: Computational Aerosciences
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: February 15, 2000
End Date: February 17, 2000
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 509-10-31
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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