Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory
Numerical research in unsteady aerodynamics, acoustics, aeroelasticity, flow, and flight control are performed in the Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory (PACL).
The equipment found in the PACL is used by undergraduate students, graduate students, research faculty, and industrial partners. Numerical studies performed here are supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), National Science Foundation (NSF), Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), and United Launch Alliance (ULA) grants.
Other research programs include unsteady aerodynamics, acoustics, aeroelasticity and flow, and flight control.
- 12 Dual-boot (Linux/Windows) workstations
- Zeus HPC system
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and industry-standard commercial codes, including CFX, Fluent, and Star-CCM+
- In-house research codes (including FDL3DI and BASS high-order codes for subsonic aerodynamic flows and HYP for hypersonic propulsion flows)