Flight Physics

Do You Need

• A second opinion on the flight physics of your (un)manned fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft or launcher?
• Validation of your own analysis of aerodynamic forces and moments, transonic flutter analysis or the mitigation of unwanted Limit Cycle Oscillation properties contained in your design?
• An analysis of the loads in the complete flight envelope, including aerodynamic loads, gust loads, buffet loads?
• The use of Six degrees of freedom (6DOF) aerodynamic models?
• To run your own CFD calculations on our infrastructure?

We Have

The capabilities to validate your approach, in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Aero-Elastics (CAE), Computational Aero-Acoustics (CAA), Computational Electro Magnetics (CEM) and Radar Cross Section (RCS) analysis, and loads analysis. We can accurately compute the jig shape of rotating blades in a Counter Rotating Open Rotor (CROR). Similarly, we can support the computation of the jig shape that delivers the design point flight shape.

We create optimised multi-point, multi-objective and multi-constraint designs. We can support or take care of your virtual Development, Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) programme for aero-elastically tailored structural aircraft components. We have an up-to-date, specialized computer infrastructure, including an SGI Altix cluster computer and the NLR ENFLOW code.
We also offer you our eCFD capability for running your own CFD calculations on our infrastructure: http://ecfd.nlr.nl


Evade enemy radar
Power management for fighter jets
Prevent accidents
Smart fixed-wing aircraft

Relevant Issues

Aerodynamic forces
Aerodynamic loads
Aerodynamic moments
Aero-elastic tailoring
Aircraft component aerodynamic design
Aircraft design
Buffet loads
Complete flight envelope
Compressor cascade design
Computational aero-acoustics (CAA)
Computational aero-elastics (CAE)
Computational electro magnetics (CEM)
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Counter rotating open rotor (CROR)
Drag-thrust bookkeeping

Engine airframe integration analysis
Fixed wing aircraft
Flight physics
Flight shape
Ground loads
Jig shape
Load sequences
Loads analysis
Manned aircraft
Manoeuvre loads
Multi-constraint optimisation
Multi-disciplinary design of aircraft configurations
Multi-objective optimisation
Multi-point optimisation

Preliminary design of aircraft configurations
Primary flow gas turbine
Primary gas path
RCS modelling
Seal aerodynamic analysis
Second opinion
Secondary flow gas turbine
Secondary gas path
Simulation of helicopter rotor
Six degrees of freedom aerodynamic model (6DOF)
Through flow analysis gas turbine
Turbine cascade design
Unmanned aircraft
Virtual development, testing and evaluation program (DT&E)