Trends and pacing items in computational aerodynamics

  • Dean R. Chapman
Invited Lectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 141)


A perspective is presented of trends in computational aerodynamics, and of important technology development items that pace future advanced applications. From a survey of AIAA Journal papers published during the past two decades, the growth trends and the progressively increasing emphasis on code development for viscous, compressible, turbulent flow are illustrated. These trends are reflected in the chronology of introduction by the aerospace industry of new computational methods in aircraft design. Key pacing items outlined are: automatic grid generation for nonlinear inviscid computations; advanced computers, improved efficiency of numerical methods, and improved turbulence models for Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes computations; advanced computers, time-dependent three-dimensional law-of-the-wall, code development, improved efficiency of numerical methods, and improved subgrid-scale turbulence modeling for large eddy simulations.


Large Eddy Simulation Josephson Junction Streamwise Vortex Transonic Flow Viscous Sublayer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean R. Chapman
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

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