Seminar Title: Revisit; Progress And Future Prospects of CFD in Aerospace - Wind Tunnel and Beyond –


Kozo Fujii

10:40:00 - 12:00:00

308 , Mathematics Research Center Building (ori. New Math. Bldg.)

Based on the observation in the 30 years of CFD research, the present author pointed out both “evolutionary” and “revolutionary” efforts are required for CFD researchers for them to fully utilize CFD benefits and inherent power of CFD. In this talk, the speaker reflects back the 30 years of CFD research and three key issues for the future prospect of CFD will be addressed. The ISAS, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science that the author belongs to, is the organization that actually develops spacecraft and rockets. All the needs for real developments motivate and require high level of research but at the same time, guarantee of the results. As examples of recent effort in the author’s group, the project on the 10 PETAFLOPS “KEI” supercomputer in Kobe, JAPAN will be presented as well as recent study on rocket plume acoustics and Mars aircraft development.