Accession Number : ADA309711

Title :   (DURIP94) Aerospace Post-Processing and Visualization Lab.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Heister, Stephen D. ; Blaisdell, Gregory A. ; Farris, Thomas N. ; Schneider, Steven P.

PDF Url : ADA309711

Report Date : 31 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report summarizes a Defense University Research Investment Program (DURIP) project involving creation of an Aerospace Post-Processing and Visualization Lab (APVL) in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. Even though the entire facility has been in place for about eight months, it has had a dramatic impact on the capabilities of our department to visualize complex three dimensional and/or time-dependent data from both experiments and computations. Innovative post-processing schemes have already been developed using the hardware and software purchased through this grant. In fact, the facility is so heavily used, that the department has augmented its capabilities by purchasing additional workstations for the lab. Specific DoD projects which have been impacted by the funds include: research in liquid jet atomization processes, high speed boundary layer transition, and materials degradation and fatigue. In addition, the lab has positively impacted turbulence research germane to the interests of DoD. Thus far, the APVL has been utilized by 7 faculty and 24 graduate students within our department. This report summarizes some of the major developments made possible by the DURIP funds Innovative approaches to the visualization of liquid jet atomization processes have been developed. Collaboration on the visualization of large, three dimensional, time dependent turbulent flow fields directly from parallel computers has been started. Additional impacts on the visualization of heat treatment processes and in boundary layer transition experiments are also described herein.

Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, *MILITARY RESEARCH, *UNIVERSITIES, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTATIONS, TIME DEPENDENCE, BOUNDARY LAYER, TURBULENCE, PARALLEL PROCESSING, HEAT TREATMENT, AERONAUTICS, WORK STATIONS, BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, ASTRONAUTICS, LIQUID JETS, ATOMIZATION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE