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Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee

 APA TC Charter

 

APATC

The APA-TC's purpose is to represent the technical community engaged in analysis, design, research and development in applied aerodynamics of airborne and surface vehicles. The technical activities of the Committee are to provide a focus for the development, verification, and application of aerodynamic analysis and design techniques and to provide a forum for the exposure of innovative aerodynamic concepts. Special attention will be given to correlations of state-of-the-art aerodynamic computer codes with wind-tunnel and flight test data to determine the theory's capabilities and usefulness in the vehicle design process. Generic aerodynamic research and configuration optimization will be fostered for all classes of air vehicles and surface vehicles for which aerodynamics is a significant design discipline. Application of configurational and conceptual aerodynamics of advanced concepts for cruise and high angle-of-attack conditions at all speeds will be encouraged. The Committee will sponsor technical sessions, meetings, workshops and study seminars to satisfy the needs for increased peer interaction for AIAA members with primary interests in applied aerodynamics and related technical fields.


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 ‭(Hidden)‬ SciTech 2014 APA Call For Papers: Special & Invited Sessions

 

    Special Sessions:

  • Aerodynamic Design Optimization:  The objective of this special session is for research groups to demonstrate their aerodynamic optimization frameworks on selected benchmark test cases. The benchmark problems range from a series of increasingly complex set of optimization problems suitable for exercising aerodynamic optimization methods in a constrained design space. The test cases extend from two-dimensional transonic to three-dimensional isolated wing cases in inviscid and viscous flows and are diverse enough to exercise methods in searches for both global and local optima.
  • HiLiftPW-2:  One special session will cover a review of the 2nd AIAA CFD High-Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW-2) results with test cases based on the EUROLIFT DLR F-11 high lift configuration.  The Second CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW-2) will be held on June 22-23, 2013 ahead of the 31st Applied Aerodynamics Summer Conference in San Diego CA, U.S.A. The objectives of the workshop are to (a) assess the numerical prediction capability (meshing, numerics, turbulence modeling, high-performance computing requirements, etc.) of current-generation CFD technology/codes for swept, medium-to-high-aspect ratio wings for landing/take-off (high-lift) configurations, (b) develop practical modeling guidelines for CFD prediction of high-lift flow fields, (c) determine the elements of high-lift flow physics that are critical for modeling to enable the development of more accurate prediction methods and tools, and (d) enhance CFD prediction capability for practical high-lift aerodynamic design and optimization. HiLiftPW-2 is patterned after the Drag Prediction Workshop (DPW) series. Participation in the high-lift prediction studies is not required to attend the workshop; everyone is welcome. The HiLiftPW-2 test cases are based on the European High Lift Programme (EUROLIFT) DLR F11 high-lift configuration. A significant amount of high-quality surface and flow field data are available, including data for an assessment of Reynolds number scale effects. Complete details may be found on the workshop website: http://hiliftpw.larc.nasa.gov.
  • CREATE-AV:  CREATE-AV is looking for papers that cover high performance computing multi-physics applications of full-up air vehicles and modeling of associated physical phenomena.
  • Cranked Arrow Wing Aerodynamics International-2 (CAWAPI-2):  In the 1990’s NASA generated a unique aerodynamic data set at flight conditions with the F16-XL aircraft. These slender-airframe measurements spanned subsonic to supersonic Mach numbers and included cruise and maneuver conditions. A roughly 6-year project sponsored by the NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) significantly advanced the state-of-the art for CFD predictions of these data, but also identified a subsonic and a transonic condition for which all methods were unsuccessful. As a result of this effort, seven technical articles were published in the Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 2 (2009), pp. 354-441.    A second CFD campaign has been underway to seek improved understanding of and predictions for these two difficult conditions. The special session will report the findings of this effort, designated CAWAPI-2 (Cranked Arrow-Wing Aerodynamics Project, International). Partners in this effort include Cassidian-EADS/Germany, NLR/Netherlands, KTH/Sweden, Lockheed-Martin and NASA-LaRC/United States. Individual contributions as well as a synthesis of findings are anticipated.
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  • Rotorcraft:  Frequency Domain/Harmonic Balance Methods for Rotorcraft.

    Invited Sessions:

  • CFD Validation: The Validation of Numerical Models Discussion Group will have an invited session discussing Best Practices for CFD Validation.
  • Space Launch System: There will be an invited session to describe the characterization of the physical environments related to the operation of the Space Launch System (SLS).  Examples of these environments are aerodynamic, aero-acoustic, aero-elastic, and aero-thermal.  Several wind tunnel tests and CFD simulations have been completed to define these environments and these will comprise the session.

 

 Announcements

2017 AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Best Paper Award 
by Dr Philip E Morgan
 5/31/2017 11:54 PM
 
2017 AIAA Aerodynamics Award Winner Dr. John Benek 
by Dr Philip E Morgan
 5/31/2017 11:46 PM
 
APA Website Updates 
by Dr Philip E Morgan
 9/22/2016 2:49 PM
 

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11/1/2017 12:00 AM   New Member Nominations Due 
Nominations are submitted via the AIAA website. The online nomination form is located at www.aiaa.org, click on My AIAA/Nominations and Voting/Recognition/Technical Committee Online Nomination. All nominees must submit the online nomination form as follow-up...
1/7/2018 12:00 AM   SciTech 2018 
1/7/2018 6:00 PM   APATC Meeting - All Hands 
10/1/2018 12:00 AM   Aerodynamics Award Nominations DUE 

Aerodynamics Award nominations should be submitted no later than 1 October 2016.

Award is presented the following June at the following Applied Aerodynamics Conference (Aviation Forum).

Download Nomination form -
http://www.aiaa.org/OpenNominations/

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11/1/2018 12:00 AM   New Member Nominations Due 
Nominations are submitted via the AIAA website. The online nomination form is located at www.aiaa.org, click on My AIAA/Nominations and Voting/Recognition/Technical Committee Online Nomination. All nominees must submit the online nomination form as follow-up...
10/1/2019 12:00 AM   Aerodynamics Award Nominations DUE 

Aerodynamics Award nominations should be submitted no later than 1 October 2016.

Award is presented the following June at the following Applied Aerodynamics Conference (Aviation Forum).

Download Nomination form -
http://www.aiaa.org/OpenNominations/

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Carl P Tilmann
Email :carl.tilmann@us.af.mil
Affiliation :AFRL/RQV

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