Drag Decomposition of Full Aircraft Configurations Using Partial-Pressure Fields

Pierce L. Hart, Christopher J. Axten, Mark D. Maughmer, Sven Schmitz

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The development of Partial-Pressure Field theory, ("Drag Decomposition Using Partial-Pressure Fields in the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations", AIAA Journal, Vol. 57, No. 5, 2019, pp. 2030-2038), and the application of the theoretical concept to conditions relevant to commercial transport aircraft, operating in both the subsonic and transonic regime, ("Application of Partial-Pressure Field Drag Decomposition to the ONERA M6 Wing", Vol. 60, No. 5, 2022 pp. 2941-2951), has shown promise as a complement to classical far-field methods within computational fluid dynamics. In the present work, the NASA Common Research Model is simulated under transonic flow conditions to demonstrate the applicability of partial-pressure fields to drag decomposition of full aircraft configurations, with results of the near-field drag decomposition compared to classical far-field methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106354
StatePublished - 2022
EventAIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2022Jul 1 2022

Publication series

NameAIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum


ConferenceAIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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