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STAR-CCM+ can accurately predict high-speed flow phenomena including the existence of shock waves, shock-boundary-layer interaction, and high aerothermal loads. With STAR-CCM+, vehicle designers are equipped with powerful tools that can account for the extreme structural and thermal loads present in the hypersonic environment. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the use of HEEDS and STAR-CCM+ in investigating subtle variations in Scramjet design to improve performance. Along the way, we’ll highlight how HEEDS is able to optimize design performance over a range of Mach numbers and operating conditions, in contrast to other approaches that can only assess designs for a single working point at a time.

HEEDS can control parametric geometry variables within STAR-CCM+ to evaluate the impact of design changes on performance. This example uses a 2D STAR-CCM+ model that runs quickly. With process automation and intelligent design space exploration techniques, HEEDS can rapidly assess potential designs at multiple design points with no analyst intervention needed. ATA has also previously configured this workflow to have a local instance of HEEDS orchestrate the main simulations on the AWS cloud, which enables even smaller companies without large compute resources to tackle this type of engineering challenge.

1. STAR-CCM+ for Hypersonic applications
2. HEEDS setup and deployment
3. HEEDS/STAR-CCM+ for a 2D Scramjet design

About the Speaker

  • Chris Ostoich, Ph.D.

    Project Engineer, ATA Engineering, Inc.

    An accomplished CFD practitioner with direct experience in hypersonics and fluid-structure interaction, Dr. Ostoich is a member of the Fluid Dynamics & Propulsion technical team at ATA Engineering. Dr. Ostoich is an expert in the application of CFD and related co-simulations to solving some of the most difficult problems in aerospace and transportation engineering. One of five Dedicated Support Engineers (DSEs) directly supporting ATA’s STAR‑CCM+ clients nationwide, he is also certified by Siemens as a STAR‑CCM+ classroom instructor. Dr. Ostoich received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, and he went on to earn his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ostoich won the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference Best Paper Award in 2013.