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Special Issue "Aerodynamics Design"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310). This special issue belongs to the section "Aeronautics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2023) | Viewed by 17182
Special Issue Editors
Interests: aerodynamics; aerodynamics design and multi-disciplinary optimization; new aircraft concepts and technologies investigations
Special Issue Information
Aerodynamics is the discipline that studies the characteristics of fluids flowing around bodies, the resulting forces on these bodies, and the physical phenomena explaining them. Aerodynamics design can thus be defined as the engineering field, and ultimately the art, that leverages aerodynamics and uses them to actually “tailor” flows to produce desirable effects, usually modifying the forces acting on bodies for some specific conditions or ranges of specific conditions. It is therefore intrinsically related to the understanding of flow behavior that is a prerequisite to any successful design. The aerodynamics designer should develop an intimate, almost carnal relationship with flows and be able to “feel” the pressure forces and shear stresses at play in the flow. He can then imagine “what to do”, where to act, and what sort of geometry modifications to apply on the bodies to improve the situation, e.g., alleviate detrimental flow phenomena such as separation, achieve extremal values of some component of aerodynamic forces or moments, or conversely reduce them.
Such an ability to understand the flow and guess how to tailor it is grounded on a strong physical sense and must be educated through personal experiences from flight tests, wind tunnel experiments or from the analysis of numerous numerical flow simulations, or best of all from a combination of these.
This Special Issue is intended to share knowledge, experiences, and methods related to all aspects of aerodynamics design in terms of flow physics, methods, and applications:
- from low-speed incompressible flows to supersonic/hypersonic flows through transonic aerodynamics;
- from the experimental investigation of innovative concepts and devices to numerical simulations-based design;
- from the automotive industry and terrestrial vehicles’ aerodynamics to aircraft, rotorcraft, spacecraft, and missiles’ aerodynamics through aerodynamics design of turbomachinery and “new entrants” (VTOL, supersonic aircraft, etc.);
- from applied and practical design studies to innovative method and tool development and validation (geometry parameterization, automated grid generation and deformation, and numerical optimization techniques and approaches to design).
Dr. Gérald Carrier
Dr. Michael Meheut
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- airfoil, blade, clean wing design
- high-lift devices and control surfaces aerodynamics design
- aircraft aerodynamics design, aircraft components design (HTP, VTP, belly fairing, winglets, engine pylons, etc.)
- natural and hybrid laminar flow design
- car, trucks and train aerodynamics design
- internal flows application design and flow control devices
- turbomachinery and propulsive system aerodynamics (turbofans, open rotors, propellers)
- engine integration design, distributed propulsion, boundary layer ingestion, etc.)
- rotorcraft, convertible and VTOL/evtol aerodynamics design
- supersonic and hypersonic vehicles aerodynamics design
- new aircraft and spacecraft and concepts aerodynamics
- aerodynamics design applications including unsteady flow phenomena (flutter, buffet, inlet buzz, etc.)
- advanced aerodynamics designs investigation and validation by experiments
- geometry modeling and aerodynamic shape parameterization for design
- topology optimization methods for aerodynamics design
- automated grid generation, deformation, and adaptation
- innovative aerodynamics design optimization (direct, surrogate-based, and gradient-based optimization methods, machine learning and IA methods for flow optimization, adjoint methods, and multi-criteria optimization)
- uncertainty analysis and robust design for aerodynamics design