HyTASP Technical Committee Hypersonics Webinar (AIAA Member Exclusive) 21 September 2023 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) Online

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Featuring Special Guest Lecturer, Andrew Neely, Associate Dean for Research Engagement, UNSW Canberra.

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AIAA Webinar: HyTASP Technical Committee Hypersonics Webinar | 21 September 2023, 7:00 PM EDT | 4:00 PM PDT | Pictured: Futuristic Hypersonic Plane and Cityscape.

The Impact of Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions on Hypersonic Vehicle Performance.

Aerothermodynamic heating is an unavoidable consequence of high-speed flight. This presents design challenges for hypersonic vehicles that must be understood and addressed. Even at moderate hypersonic Mach numbers, elevated structural temperatures can distort the airframe of a vehicle, its control surfaces, and propulsion flow paths, degrading performance and reducing life. Multifidelity simulation approaches must be optimized for an appropriate balance between efficiency and accuracy, depending upon their application in the design cycle. Detailed validation cases are required to build confidence in these approaches but these data sets, whether from ground-based or flight experiments continue to be limited. This webinar will explore these challenges and discuss recent experimental approaches developed at UNSW Canberra to build confidence in numerical design tools.

Andrew Neely
Associate Dean for Research Engagement, UNSW Canberra

Andrew Neely is a full Professor at UNSW Canberra where he leads a research team investigating fluid-thermal-structural interactions on high speed vehicles via novel experiments and simulation frameworks. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters and PhD in hypersonic ground test facility development. He works closely with defense agencies in Australia and the US and is the UNSW theme lead for Hypersonics and Counter Measures in the large federally-funded Defense Trailblazer program linking academia with industry. His work has supported flight test programs for DARPA, DSTG/AFRL and for ESA. While he specializes in hypersonic systems he also worked at the University of Oxford for a number of years on gas turbine systems for Rolls Royce, before returning to Australia.

Neely has contributed to international technical committees for the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as well as the Australian board member of the International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE). He has served terms as the President of the Australian Division of the RAeS and as the Vice President of ISABE. He has a passion for STEM outreach and established the Cool Aeronautics program in Australia for the RAeS, in conjunction with AIAA, UNSW and a growing list of partners.

Andrew Neely
Associate Dean for Research Engagement, UNSW Canberra