Coming Online at AIAA Aviation: Two Important CFD Events

aviation_forum_white_blackUnlike prior years, this year’s AIAA Aviation Forum (15-19 June) will be online. But just like all its predecessors, Aviation will be chock full of CFD goodness. There are two CFD events – a Forum 360 and a special session – that promise to be very valuable.

Aerospace Grand Challenges for Revolutionary CFD Capabilities

study-roadmap-800x581Brought to you by the CFD 2030 Integration Committee, this Forum 360 panel discussion will delve into collecting grand challenge datasets to validate our future CFD capabilities.

Tuesday, June 16th from 2:30 to 4:00

As described in the CFD Vision 2030 report published in 2014, Grand Challenges “drive the identification and solution of the critical CFD barriers that would lead to a desired revolutionary CFD capability.” For this purpose, several initial Grand Challenges have been formulated to focus community attention and resources to address critical shortcomings in CFD predictive capability in key product and system categories. In this panel, a brief summary of the proposed Grand Challenges will be discussed, highlighting key technical obstacles and the quantified benefit to industrial product development in overcoming those obstacles. Panelists will then provide expert opinion on the design, execution, and importance of Grand Challenge efforts, and effective ways to engage the science and engineering communities to efficiently tackle these long-term focus activities.

The panel will be moderated by Juan Alonso (Stanford). Panelists include John Cavolowsky (NASA), Ray Gomez (NASA), Micah Howard (Sandia), Om Sharma (United Technologies), and Stephen Wells (Boeing).

See more at AIAA Aviation’s conference program. Scroll down to Tuesday 16 June and click the link to see the details.

Mesh Effects for CFD Solutions

Monday, June 15th

GMGW3-Banner-SmallThis special session is brought to you by the Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments technical committee. Its goal is to quantify how changes in the mesh affect solution accuracy and convergence for a CFD flow solver. Presentations from these special sessions will be used to update the gridding guidelines for future AIAA CFD workshops such as next summer’s 4th AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop.

For details on this special session and all other technical sessions go to the AIAA Aviation conference program and click on View the Detailed Agenda/Conference Program.

Get Online for AIAA Aviation

You can register for AIAA Aviation today and they say you’ll be able to begin accessing content prior to the event.


P.S. Keep in mind that this will be the first virtual Aviation Forum so the information included here may change. Monitor the conference websitefor the most up-to-date information.

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