High-performance supersonic missile inlet design using automated optimization

GeCheng Zha, Donald Smith, Mark Schwabacher, Khaled Rasheed, Andrew Gelsey, Doyle Knight, Martin Haas

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Abstract

A multilevel design strategy for supersonic missile inlet design is developed. The multilevel design strategy combines an efficient simple physical model analysis tool and a sophisticated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Navier-Stokes analysis tool. The efficient simple analysis tool is incorporated into the optimization loop, and the sophisticated CFD analysis tool is used to verify, select, and filter the final design. The genetic algorithms and multistart gradient line search optimizers are used to search the nonsmooth design space. A geometry model for the supersonic missile inlet is developed. A supersonic missile inlet that starts at Mach 2.6 and cruises at Mach 4 was designed. Significant improvement of the inlet total pressure recovery has been obtained. Detailed flowfield analysis is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-705
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Aircraft
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Missiles
Mach number
Computational fluid dynamics
Dynamic analysis
Genetic algorithms
Recovery
Geometry

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Zha, G., Smith, D., Schwabacher, M., Rasheed, K., Gelsey, A., Knight, D., & Haas, M. (1997). High-performance supersonic missile inlet design using automated optimization. Journal of Aircraft, 34(6), 697-705.

High-performance supersonic missile inlet design using automated optimization. / Zha, GeCheng; Smith, Donald; Schwabacher, Mark; Rasheed, Khaled; Gelsey, Andrew; Knight, Doyle; Haas, Martin.

In: Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 34, No. 6, 01.11.1997, p. 697-705.

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Zha, G, Smith, D, Schwabacher, M, Rasheed, K, Gelsey, A, Knight, D & Haas, M 1997, 'High-performance supersonic missile inlet design using automated optimization', Journal of Aircraft, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 697-705.
Zha G, Smith D, Schwabacher M, Rasheed K, Gelsey A, Knight D et al. High-performance supersonic missile inlet design using automated optimization. Journal of Aircraft. 1997 Nov 1;34(6):697-705.
Zha, GeCheng ; Smith, Donald ; Schwabacher, Mark ; Rasheed, Khaled ; Gelsey, Andrew ; Knight, Doyle ; Haas, Martin. / High-performance supersonic missile inlet design using automated optimization. In: Journal of Aircraft. 1997 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 697-705.
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