NASA Expands Use of Exa Corporation’s PowerFLOW Software

The organization is using the application to reduce noise in aircrafts.

NASA‘s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project has expanded its use of Exa Corporation‘s PowerFLOW simulation software. Exa is a provider of fluid simulation solutions for product engineering. The government agency is using the software for full-scale aircraft simulations as well as noise reduction.

The project’s goal is to reduce noise generated by landing gears and high-lift wings using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software. NASA is running the PowerFLOW software on more than 10,000 cores.

“We are raising the bar with full-scale simulations,” said Mehdi Khorrami, senior research engineer at NASA Langley Research Center. “This is challenging stuff, at the frontiers of computational fluid dynamics. The simulations of the full-scale aircraft with noise reduction concepts will help recover a significant part of the loss of the flight test. In addition, the simulations provide valuable insight into the sources of airframe noise.”

For more information, visit Exa Corporation.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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