Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-2913
2002-11-05

Macro-Aerodynamics: – A Phenomenological Model of Highly Non-linear Aerodynamics 2002-01-2913

Aerodynamics is a non-linear, dynamic, system and thus has the capacity to produce different flows for the same boundary conditions. Generally both experiments and computational studies will give only one of these flows. The research presented in this paper is directed at developing a non-linear, dynamic, system that models aerodynamics satisfactorily but allows control of various aerodynamic elements so that the nature of possible, not necessarily probable, bifurcations and other forms of non-linear behavior can be studied. It is expected that such behavior may occur in the type of extreme aerodynamic conditions that are precursors to aircraft accidents.

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