Summary of the Aerodynamic Modeling Efforts for AMELIA
This paper presents a summary of CFD analysis of the aerodynamics associated with Cal Poly's Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Aeroacoustics (AMELIA). AMELIA is a 10-foot span, hybrid wing-body aircraft model with circulation control via dual-radius trailing edge flaps, leading edge blowing to keep the upper surface flow attached and engine simulators. A number of challenges were encountered in performing the CFD analysis such as: large variation in length scales on the model, complex flow physics associated with the slot flows, and modeling of the simulator flows. The processes associated with addressing these issues are presented along with a discussion of the associated level of success. Finally, a set of recommendations and lessons learned a.re presented for future researchers who plan on modeling these types of flows.