Papers Published

  1. Thomas, Jeffrey P. and Dowell, Earl H. and Hall, Kenneth C., Using automatic differentiation to create a nonlinear reduced order model of a computational fluid dynamic solver, Collection of Technical Papers - 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, vol. 4 (2006), pp. 2437 - 2449 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/07)

    Abstract:
    Presented is a technique for developing a nonlinear reduced order model of a computational fluid dynamic solver. The method is based on a Taylor series expansion of a frequency domain harmonic balance computational fluid dynamic solver residual. The computational routines used to compute the matrices and tensors of the Taylor series expansion are created using automatic differentiation. A Ritz type expansion using proper orthogonal decomposition shapes is then used in the Taylor series expansion to create the nonlinear reduced order model. Results are presented and compared to a linear reduced order model for an inviscid transonic airfoil configuration.

    Keywords:
    Airfoils;Frequency domain analysis;Nonlinear systems;Problem solving;Transonic aerodynamics;