B-52 CERP COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
Success Story - Air Force
Attribution: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
B-52 Integrated engine models
Air Force needed a way to accurately model several different new engine designs for the B-52 program. The ultimate goal is to have the capability to virtually fly the aircraft, with modifications, early in the acquisition process in order to conduct trade-space analysis.
The Air Force LCMC is using HPCMP CREATE- AV Kestrel to provide detailed knowledge of complex aerodynamics and aircraft performance. Integrated engine models can dynamically adjust individual throttles. Engine models delivered by original equipment manufacturer (OEMs).
- Models flow properties (Velocity, Temperature, Pressure, etc.) at all points in discretized space and time
- Integrates forces & moments
- Reduces risk ahead of engine selection, integration, and flight testing
Distribution A: Approved for Public release; distribution is unlimited.