Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Chair of Aerodynamics

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Main research field

Mechanics, Numerical structural analysis, Aerodynamics, Computational aerodynamics, Numerical methods

Specific research areas

Mechanics of composite materials, Composite structures, Aeronautical structures, Micromechanics, Multi-scale analysis, Damage mechanics, Computational aerodynamics of air vehicles, Transonic fluid flow, Boundary layer coupling

Techniques/methods

  • numerical simulations,
  • mathematical modelling, CAD modeling, constitutive behaviour modelling,
  • micromechanical modeling

Equipment

2 workstations with 2 x 4 core processors Abaqus/Standard/Explicit FEM software Wolfram Mathematica OpenFOAM Pressure scanners, data acquisition system and calibrators of producer Pressure Systems

Technology keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulics, Vibration and Acoustic Engineering related to construction technology
  • Simulation, Simulation Engineering
  • Composite materials
  • Aeronautical technology/Avionics
  • Aircraft
  • Helicopter
  • Micro-Mechanics
  • Wind energy
  • Turbines
  • Fluid machinery
  • Ventilation

Services offered

  • Project documentation and solutions
  • Technical proposals
  • Teaching and training
  • Technique / method optimization and testing
  • Consulting

Market sectors

  • Oil & Gas Producers
  • Alternative Energy
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Transportation
  • Automobiles & Parts
  • Electricity

Short summary (English)

Chair of Aerodynamics is composed of lecturers/researchers in three basic areas: aerodynamics, composites engineering and structural fatigue, and represents the unique research group in these areas. The focus of current research activities in the area of composite engineering is the application of multiscale methodology in the damage modelling of fibre reinforced composite materials. The High Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells (HFGMC) has been used as a micromechanical model to model damage processes at the constituent level. The research is performed in other areas of numerical simulations in composite structures, such as impact loading in aeronautical structures, that are performed within the framework of Project Laboratory for Modelling of Damage in Aeronautical Structures. The focus of research activities in the area of aerodynamics is the development of new and improvement and application of existing computational fluid dynamics methods and fluid flow models. Also, the flow field quality analysis and aerodynamic loads analysis has been made on different configurations in subsonic, transonic and supersonic regime by computational fluid dynamics methods. The viscous-inviscid interaction method has been developed, validated and used for transonic flow regime.

Short summary (Croatian)

Katedra za aerodinamiku okuplja nastavnike/istraživače iz tri osnovna područja: aerodinamike, kompozitno inženjerstvo te zamor konstrukcija, te predstavlja jedinstvenu istraživačku grupu u ovim područjima. U središtu pozornosti trenutnih istraživanja u području kompzitnog inženjerstva je upotreba analize na više razina u modeliranju oštećenja vlaknima ojačanih kompozitnih materijala. Modeliranje na mikromehaničkoj razini omogućeno je upotrebom High Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells (HFGMC) teorije, pomoću koje je proces oštećivanja simuliran na razini vlakna i matrice. Istraživanja su usmjerena i na ostala područja numeričkih simulacija u kompozitnim konstrukcijama, kao što su udarna oštećenja u zrakoplovnim konstrukcijama, koja se provode unutar Projektnog laboratorija za modeliranje oštećenja u zrakoplovnim konstrukcijama. U središtu pozornosti istraživanja u području aerodinamike je razvoj novih i poboljšanje i primjena postojećih metoda računalne dinamike fluida i modela strujanja fluida. Također, postojeće metode računalne dinamike fluida korištene su za analizu kvalitete strujanja i analize aerodinamičkih opterećenja na raznim konfiguracijama u podzvučnom, krozzvučnom i nadzvučnom strujanju. Metoda viskozno-neviskozne interakcije razvijena je, provjerena i korištena za proračun strujanja pri krozzvučnim brzinama.

Last update: 24.11.2014. 15:41:26

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