CFD Based Directed Energy Facility Interface Modeling and Simulation

Period of Performance: 09/20/2004 - 09/20/2006

$740K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Aerosoft, Inc.
2000 Kraft Drive Suite 1400
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Testing of high energy weapons systems in wind tunnels carries high risk due to the destructive power of the laser. CFD modeling software can mitigate risk of performing experiments in the wind tunnel, as well as aid in selecting the most meaningful test parameters. AeroSoft proposes to analyze critical issues of weapons lethality as they pertain to application in wind tunnels. With this analysis, AeroSoft will implement physical models in the GASP CFD code for simulating directed energy applications in an AEDC wind tunnel. Small-scale testing will be performed to collect experimental data for the validation of implemented models.