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Learn more about capabilities and best practices for hypersonic CFD analysis.

There is a growing interest in hypersonic vehicles for a wide range of aerospace and defense applications, but physical testing for product development is difficult and expensive. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be an essential tool in the early design of hypersonic vehicles, as it can provide valuable insight into the flow field around these vehicles and the resulting structural and thermal loads.

ATA Engineering has a dedicated CFD team working on diverse projects, including many hypersonic applications, using tools such as Simcenter STAR-CCM+ from Siemens and Loci/CHEM, a university code from Mississippi State University.

This webinar will look at best practices for hypersonic CFD analysis and discuss the pros and cons of different CFD methodologies and capabilities:

  • Meshing approaches
  • Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR)
  • Turbulence and heating physics models

About the Speaker

  • Adam Green

    Director, Business Development, ATA Engineering, Inc.

    Mr. Green is a veteran of the CAE/CFD industry, originally as a technical user at UK Ministry of Defence and then at CHAM Ltd, UK, and since then in business development with AEA Engineering Software and CD-adapco. Mr. Green is now with ATA Engineering as part of the Siemens VAR team, specializing in STAR-CCM+. He is also a certified AWS Business Professional for cloud deployment of engineering tools and a Siemens Certified Sales Pro 2020.
  • Chris Ostoich, Ph.D.

    Senior Project Engineer, ATA Engineering, Inc.

    Christopher Ostoich is a senior project engineer in ATA Engineering’s San Diego office. He has expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and fluid-thermal-structure interaction with an emphasis on high-speed flows. He has worked for ATA Engineering for seven years and has 15 years’ experience running and developing CFD and multiphysics codes. While performing analysis on customer project work, Dr. Ostoich also supports ATA’s VAR business as a Dedicated Support Engineer, assisting with pre-sales demonstrations and post-sales support with STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS. Dr. Ostoich has used STAR-CCM+ on a variety of customer projects in applications ranging from rocket nozzle plume flows to conjugate heat transfer analyses in a thermally-sensitive optical system. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.