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Faculty Research: Hypersonic evaluation of inclined plates

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This research will focus on forming the wave system around a flat plate, considering subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic velocities and allowing for structural deformation. Various angles of attack will be considered. The project will start with an infinite thin plate at a given angle of attachment at a velocity of Mach 8, which will allow for a comparison to known results. John Anderson has a solution in his book Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics, second edition, that will allow comparison. The candidate should be well versed in CFD and have the ability to couple the analysis to the structural deformation. The end result is a program which can integrate FS interaction. It is anticipated that the participant will submit an archival paper and a integrated program carrying out the FS interaction produced.  This faculty participant will receive valuable experience and knowledge carrying out this research, leading up to hypersonics, that he can bring back to his class.
Appointment Length
This appointment is a two month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by AFIT. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.