Fri, Jun 08, 2012
Includes Supersonic Design Code Maturation
An expansion of the collaboration between Aerion Corporation and NASA's Glenn Research Center was announced Monday. The two will work together to mature NASA’s new SUPIN (SUPersonic INlet) computer code, which has been developed to perform aerodynamic design and analysis on engine inlets for future high-speed aircraft, such as Aerion’s planned supersonic business jet (SBJ).
Aerion and NASA collaborate on inlet design and advanced boundary layer control methods to achieve efficient and stable supersonic inlet operation without boundary layer bleed. The use of bleed reduces efficiency, as well as increases cost and complexity. Thus, a no-bleed inlet could benefit SBJ performance in anticipated real-world operating conditions. Collaboration with NASA on their SUPIN code began this month and is expected to last approximately one year.
“Our collaborative effort with NASA Glenn to mature the SUPIN supersonic inlet design code builds on our existing relationship with NASA Dryden and both partnerships could pay dividends for years to come in the form of faster and more efficient flight,” said Dr. Richard Tracy, Aerion’s chief technology officer.
This arrangement, made possible through a Space Act Agreement, is in addition to the company’s ongoing collaboration with NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on another round of supersonic F-15B flights featuring an Aerion test article. The additional flights, scheduled for this summer, are intended to evaluate supersonic boundary layer transition properties as they relate to manufacturing standards for surface quality and assembly tolerances. These flights and the engine inlet design code maturation project represent two vital elements in the company’s plan to design the world’s first supersonic business jet. (Image provided by Aerion)
ANN/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel Since ANN started, we have enjoyed the amazing support of a group of sponsors who have, by and large, been genero>[...]
"On his last day in the country he gave his life for, Tyler was working on his RV-8 at the EAA hangar. He spoke to (chapter member) Vance Simons, who had become a friend since he i>[...]
Klyde Does 'Drone' On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]
Also: Wanna Buy A Control Tower?, SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer, Remembering Frank Beagle, Exp 35 Astros Drop In, 777X Team Named, AF Academy Grads Will Get Their Flyover! The X-47B Un>[...]
Historical Fiction Set Against Invasion Of Kuwait In 1990 In order to succeed in his invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein needed weapons. Weapons lead to questions:>[...]