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Design and Analysis Tools for Supersonic InletsComputational tools are being developed for the design and analysis of supersonic inlets. The objective is to update existing tools and provide design and low-order aerodynamic analysis capability for advanced inlet concepts. The Inlet Tools effort includes aspects of creating an electronic database of inlet design information, a document describing inlet design and analysis methods, a geometry model for describing the shape of inlets, and computer tools that implement the geometry model and methods. The geometry model has a set of basic inlet shapes that include pitot, two-dimensional, axisymmetric, and stream-traced inlet shapes. The inlet model divides the inlet flow field into parts that facilitate the design and analysis methods. The inlet geometry model constructs the inlet surfaces through the generation and transformation of planar entities based on key inlet design factors. Future efforts will focus on developing the inlet geometry model, the inlet design and analysis methods, a Fortran 95 code to implement the model and methods. Other computational platforms, such as Java, will also be explored.
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Slater, John W.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Folk, Thomas C.
(Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
September 29, 2009
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Fundamental Aeronautics 2009 Technical Conference: Supersonic Program(Atlanta, GA)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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