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Future CFD Tools for Rotorcraft: a DLR-ONERA vision

Beaumier, Philippe and Schwarz, Thorsten (2016) Future CFD Tools for Rotorcraft: a DLR-ONERA vision. In: Proceedings of the Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference. Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference, 08.-10. Nov. 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The maturity of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for solving aerodynamic problems has become such that these tools are now widely used for rotorcraft design not only by research organizations but also by Helicopter Manufacturers. The virtual engineering by means of CFD has widely replaced wind tunnel testing within the design process of aircraft because CFD enables a rapid and lower cost assessment of different configurations and configurational optimizations. It is sometimes believed that CFD has reached its ultimate maturity and that no further effort in this discipline is required in the near future. As representatives of ONERA and DLR in the fields of rotorcraft, the authors intend to show that the former assumption is false and that future CFD tools do need further development and validation to establish CFD as a reliable and accurate tool covering all aspects of rotorcraft engineering.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108994/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Future CFD Tools for Rotorcraft: a DLR-ONERA vision
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Beaumier, PhilippeoneraUNSPECIFIED
Schwarz, ThorstenThorsten.Schwarz (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1034-6120
Date:November 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:CFD, rotorcraft, helicopter, virtual Engineering, optimization
Event Title:Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference
Event Location:Liverpool, United Kingdom
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:08.-10. Nov. 2016
Organizer:Royal Aeronautical Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Virtual Aerodynamic Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopters
Deposited By: Schwarz, Dr.-Ing. Thorsten
Deposited On:06 Dec 2016 15:56
Last Modified:06 Dec 2016 15:56

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