The objective of the Second Sonic Boom Prediction Workshop is to assess the state of the art for predicting signatures suitable for sonic boom propagation. To be suitable, a flow solution must be accurate sufficiently far from the vehicle to avoid near-field interference. Comparisons will be made between participant solutions on workshop provided grids. Participants are requested to apply their best practices for computing solutions on the provided geometries. There is particular interest in exploring refinement techniques including grid adaptation and alignment with flow characteristics. Impartial comparisons will be made between different solution schemes as well as with wind tunnel validation data for assessing the state of the art and identifying areas requiring additional research and further development.
The second workshop is planned for the weekend before the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2017) 7-8 January 2017. The first day will focus on near field simulation and the second day will include both near field simulation and atmospheric propagation methods.
See 1st Workshop for details on the first workshop.