Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF)
Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF)

Computational Fluid Dynamics



The facility has applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) across various types of applications that include:

1) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle propeller aerodynamics (single and multi-rotor interaction)
2) Fundamental aerodynamics research and development 
3) Performance-sports engineering research 
4) High-fidelity models based on 3-D scanned model 
5) Time-resolved and unsteady aerodynamics (e.g., sailing aerodynamics)

The facility also has access to Computational AeroAcoustics (CAA) codes and prediction models, that were developed by the Director's research team. Some of its applications/features are:

1) UAV propeller tonal and broadband noise
2) Duct acoustics
3) Acoustic scattering of metamaterial surfaces
4) High-order CAA code.



The simulations are performed on-site on a research cluster composed of 1500 CPUs, and on the Tianhe-2A HPC cluster.