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Future requirements and roles of computers in aerodynamicsWhile faster computers will be needed to make solution of the Navier-Stokes equations practical and useful, most all of the other aerodynamic solution techniques can benefit from faster computers. There is a wide variety of computational and measurement techniques, the prospect of more powerful computers permits extension and an enhancement across all aerodynamic methods, including wind-tunnel measurement. It is expected that, as in the past, a blend of methods will be used to predict aircraft aerodynamics in the future. These will include methods based on solution of the Navier-Stokes equations and the potential flow equations as well as those based on empirical and measured results. The primary flows of interest in aircraft aerodynamics are identified, the predictive methods currently in use and/or under development are reviewed and two of these methods are analyzed in terms of the computational resources needed to improve their usefulness and practicality.
Document ID
19780011843
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gregory, T. J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: Future Computer Requirements for Computational Aerodynamics
Subject Category
COMPUTER OPERATIONS AND HARDWARE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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