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Development of Advanced Turbulent Flow Prediction Methods for NextGen Air Transport

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Mississippi State University/Jackson State University/NASA Glenn Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Eric Robertson gets comfortable at CFD Research Corporation in Huntsville, AL, after pursuing B.S. and M.S. degrees at Mississippi State University with support from the NASA EPSCoR program.

The purpose of this project has been to enhance research competiveness in Mississippi while addressing critical technology needs for NASA in the area of computational fluid dynamics simulations for aeronautical and aerospace applications. We have sought to accomplish this by establishing a new collaborative research effort focused on turbulence modeling and advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods, and implementing them into commercial and inhouse CFD flow solvers. Our efforts have capitalized on existing strengths within the state, including expertise and infrastructure in computational science and engineering, while establishing new working relationships between two of the state’s research universities (MSU and JSU) and NASA research assets. Successful completion of the threeyear effort has resulted in new enabling technologies for analysis and design of complex aerospace flow systems, an established multiinstitutional research program in Mississippi that can successfully compete for extramural funding in this area, and significant enhancement of the education and training of graduate and undergraduate students, including members of under-represented groups at the state’s largest research university (MSU) and largest minority-serving institution (JSU).

Dr. James D. Heidmann, Sr., NASA Technical Monitor, Manager, Transformational Tools & Technologies Project, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Glenn Research Center www.nasa.gov/epscor/stimuli

Dr. D. Keith Walters, Science PI, Mississippi State University NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15

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EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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