How impactful has the CFD 2030 Vision Study been on the CFD world? I think AIAA just made its impact official by forming the CFD 2030 Integration Committee to foster and promote the 2030 vision.
You’ve probably heard of AIAA’s technical committees. I’ve been a member of the Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments TC (aka “everything but the flow solver TC”) for over a decade.
But Integration Committees (ICs) are from a different part of AIAA: the Integration and Outreach Division. Unlike a TC, an IC is cross-disciplinary by design. And there’s no doubt that the topics covered by the CFD 2030 Vision cross many disciplines.
The CFD 2030 IC
Here’s a direct copy-and-paste from the IC’s mission.
The CFD Vision 2030 Integration Committee (CFD 2030 IC) was established to promote a community of practice engaged in developing methods, models, physical experiments, software, and hardware for revolutionary advances in computational simulation technologies for analysis, design, certification, and qualification of aerospace systems. CFD 2030 IC serves as the focal point for activities to achieve the 2030 Vision by leveraging and integrating enabling technologies such as high-performance computing, physical modeling, numerical methods, geometry/grids, validation quality experiments, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization, with quantified uncertainties. CFD 2030 IC will communicate with other Committees to assure that the AIAA membership engages with their peers and external constituencies in shaping the future of simulation-based engineering.
Want to learn more?
- Visit the IC’s website at www.cfd2030.com.
- Read the IC’s article in Aerospace America’s Year in Review issue.
I have the good fortune of being a member of the CFD 2030 Integration Committee so I’ll do my best to keep you all updated on its activities.