Research in Flight offers a range of aerodynamic analysis services primarily centered around the use of FlightStream®. FlightStream® has been validated in joint collaborative tests with NASA Langley with its performance far in excess of other tools. FlightStream® is a software written in the 21ST century, and it shows. It is heavily streamlined, automated, scripted and pipelined. This software is now being used as the aerodynamics toolbox for a variety of uses ranging from generating load maps of flap and control-surface deflections, multidisciplinary optimization of entire airframes, investigation of new vorticity phenomena, stores separation problems, wake-fuselage interactions, formation flying analysis of unmanned vehicles, missile control dynamics, wind turbine design, propellers, helicopter aerodynamics and much more!
Research in Flight is proud of the revolutionary new capabilities offered by our flagship software, FlightStream®. We recognize that the ability to analyze fluid flow in seconds is a powerful capability. And certainly, we have developed several toolboxes and automations designed to assist the aerodynamicists, the S&C engineers, the students and the educators. But we aren't done yet!
We offer our services as a development organization to you, the end user, in leveraging the maximum performance from FlightStream®. At Research in Flight, we appreciate that the best judge of your analysis needs...is you! So, if you recognize a need for a specialist set of tools to make FlightStream® more efficient for your area of work, or if you see a possibility to fit FlightStream®'s flow solver into your analysis pipeline, then we want to hear from you.
FlightStream® has a modular programming architecture that allows us to "plug-and-play". We can develop wrapper interfaces around the flow solver more catered to your needs. We can develop standalone toolboxes (both commercial and restricted to your organization's use) to add to the list of available toolboxes in FlightStream®. We can also develop interfaces between FlightStream® and any other commercial software, to allow you to pass and receive information from our flow solver into other analysis tools.
At Research in Flight, our developers have many cumulative decades of coding experience in flow solvers, commercial CFD, and the creation of advanced user-interfaces. Our delivery schedules are aggressive! And we have a flow solver that is revolutionary. Add that up and you get a winner!
Customized tools to deliver the specific input and output your work needs
Automation of workflows, customized wrapper interfaces and more
A dedicated development team, aggressive delivery schedules and modular programming
We at Research in Flight are completely committed to ensuring that you, the FlightStream® user, have a learning curve that is flat, and that you are up and running with our flow solver quickly within the context of your work. We want you doing what you do best. And we are here to help. Research in Flight has a dedicated team of engineers and application experts who can provide application-specific, general usage and theoretical training on all aspects of our software and toolboxes. And while we offer substantial training and resources to you when you are first introduced to FlightStream®, it doesn't have to stop there. We can offer extended training sessions, hands-on application training services, formal training sources, webinars and more. Anything your organization needs to leverage the best performance out of our software, we are happy to provide.
Our training programs also come in varied flavors. We recognize that if you are an educator, your needs are different from that of a student working on a student project. Similarly, if you are a field engineer working on building the next flying revolution, your needs are more specific to the application at hand. And if you are a research scientist, perhaps your needs extend even more into the theoretical matters behind FlightStream® than what is needed to execute the solver. Our training services are catered to each of these scenarios.
Research in Flight engineers have decades of experience in the realm of aircraft and missile aerodynamics. Indeed, FlightStream® was a culmination of this experience, translating itself into a form that made a difference to the commercial aerospace industry. Yet, with all the developmental and strategic focus on FlightStream®, we understand that not everyone has the resources to spend on developing an in house aerodynamics capability. To this end, we offer the services of our engineers to help use FlightStream® for your engineers, getting you the data you need, without having to purchase FlightStream®. You have the application. We provide FlightStream® and the engineers to run the software for you in the field.
Here we show you a sample of some of our more recent work with aerodynamic analysis, using FlightStream®.
The D8 aircraft concept is one of several high-performance designs being considered for the next generation of transport aircraft. Several studies have been previously commissioned to investigate its flight performance in cruise configurations. This effort was focused on the analysis of the D8.5 model in high-lift configurations using flaps. Since a design for the flap to be used on this model did not exist, this effort encapsulated the design and integration of a simple slotted flap to the main wing of the D8.5 design. The aerodynamics of the D8.5 flaps configuration was conducted using FlightStream® in conjunction with the open-source NASA Vehicle Sketch Pad (VSP) software.
This effort was focused on the analysis of the D8 model in cruise configurations with Wind Tunnel data. The aerodynamics of the D8.5 flaps configuration was conducted using FlightStream® in conjunction with the MIT CFD model.