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Accession Number ADA566325
Title Center of Excellence for Hypersonics Research.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 46p
Personal Author G. V. Candler K. Mahesh M. Holden M. MacLean T. Schwartzentruber
Abstract The Center of Excellence in Hypersonics Research was established to support future hypersonic vehicle development programs. The Center engaged leading experts in experimental and computational analysis of hypersonic flows to provide research, education, and technology development in hypersonics. The Center combined the world's premiere hypervelocity testing facility at the CUBRC with state-of-the-art computational simulation methods at the University of Minnesota to rapidly advance the field of hypersonics. The Center supported fundamental research in hypersonics, including the development of high-quality experimental databases for code testing and validation of prediction tools. Many of these codes have been transferred to government and industry to enable optimized hypersonic vehicle designs. The Center also supported a rigorous graduate program that transferred technical capabilities from the previous generation of hypersonics experts to new students in the field. This helped preserve the nation's dwindling talent pool and provided a source of scientists and engineers for future research and development programs.
Keywords Air breathing
Air breathing propulsion
Computational fluid dynamics
Computerized simulation
Hypersonic aerodynamics
Hypersonic flow
Propulsion systems

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51A - Aerodynamics
46B - Fluid Mechanics
Corporate Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Apr 2004-Sep 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number FA9550-04-1-0341 FA9550-10-1-0352

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