Propulsion Simulation Lab

The main interest of the Propulsion Simulation Lab is to conduct computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research involving any part of a modern aerospace propulsion system for the purpose of exploring flow phenomena and developing improved mathematical models that can be incorporated into the simulation of the entire system. The group specializes in boundary layer bleed modeling in supersonic inlets, shockwave-boundary layer interactions in nozzles and ducts, and particle erosion modeling of turbomachinery.

The Propulsion Simulation Lab has worked in numerous collaborations, including the NASA Glenn Research Center.