28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-10.6.4
A RECENT HISTORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF AUSTRALIA’S AERODYNAMICS STORE SEPARATION CAPABILITY – THROUGH INDIGENOUS AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
J. Drobik, M. G. Tutty*
DSTO, Australia; *RAAF, Australia
Keywords: aircraft-store separation, wind-tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics
Australia has worked on improving computational fluid dynamics, wind-tunnel testing, and flight testing for stores separation over the past three decades and has benefited from participating in international efforts to validate the use of CFD and modelling and simulation in this area. The paper concludes that Australia’s future role in stores clearance will be through international sharing of clearance programs with allies and this can assist in reducing overall costs.
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