Optimization of Hypersonic Engines with STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS

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Optimization of Hypersonic Engines with STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS

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Date(s) - September 28, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


STAR-CCM+ can accurately predict high-speed flow phenomena including the existence of shock waves, shock-boundary-layer interaction, and high aerothermal loads. With STAR-CCM+, vehicle designers are equipped with powerful tools that can account for the extreme structural and thermal loads present in the hypersonic environment. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the use of HEEDS and STAR-CCM+ in investigating subtle variations in Scramjet design to improve performance. Along the way, we’ll highlight how HEEDS is able to optimize design performance over a range of Mach numbers and operating conditions, in contrast to other approaches that can only assess designs for a single working point at a time.

HEEDS can control parametric geometry variables within STAR-CCM+ to evaluate the impact of design changes on performance. This example uses a 2D STAR-CCM+ model that runs quickly. With process automation and intelligent design space exploration techniques, HEEDS can rapidly assess potential designs at multiple design points with no analyst intervention needed. ATA has also previously configured this workflow to have a local instance of HEEDS orchestrate the main simulations on the AWS cloud, which enables even smaller companies without large compute resources to tackle this type of engineering challenge.

1. STAR-CCM+ for Hypersonic applications
2. HEEDS setup and deployment
3. HEEDS/STAR-CCM+ for a 2D Scramjet design

About the Speaker

  • Adam Green

    Director, Business Development, ATA Engineering, Inc.

    Mr. Green is a veteran of the CAE/CFD industry, originally as a technical user at UK Ministry of Defence and then at CHAM Ltd, UK, and since then in business development with AEA Engineering Software and CD-adapco. Mr. Green is now with ATA Engineering as part of the Siemens VAR team, specializing in STAR-CCM+. He is also a certified AWS Business Professional for cloud deployment of engineering tools and a Siemens Certified Sales Pro 2020.
  • Chris Ostoich, Ph.D.

    Senior Project Engineer, ATA Engineering, Inc.

    Christopher Ostoich is a senior project engineer in ATA Engineering’s San Diego office. He has expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and fluid-thermal-structure interaction with an emphasis on high-speed flows. He has worked for ATA Engineering for seven years and has 15 years’ experience running and developing CFD and multiphysics codes. While performing analysis on customer project work, Dr. Ostoich also supports ATA’s VAR business as a Dedicated Support Engineer, assisting with pre-sales demonstrations and post-sales support with STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS. Dr. Ostoich has used STAR-CCM+ on a variety of customer projects in applications ranging from rocket nozzle plume flows to conjugate heat transfer analyses in a thermally-sensitive optical system. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.