|Development of a Framework for Validation of Computational Tools for Analysis of Air and Sea Vehicles
|Applied Vehicle Technology|
Air, Computational, Sea, Validation, Vehicles
One of the keys to enabling development of 21st century weapon systems to meet new threats on shorter design cycles within affordable budgets is more reliance on physics-based simulation using evolving high performance computing systems. Physics-based systems engineering facilitates risk analysis, analysis of alternatives and integrated lifecycle engineering. High fidelity physics-based simulation has the potential to reduce cost and development time when simulations can be confidently used to augment or replace some systems testing in the development process. Systems simulations need to be validated to ensure that the simulation accurately models the system. Validation requires a database of experiments that cover the physics of the system.
The objective of the proposed Task Group is to develop a process to identify cases needed for a validation database for design of military aerospace and sea vehicles.
The following activities will be undertaken: Establish consensus on terminology and definition of validation experiments, Suggest a decomposition of vehicles into their constituent components, and Identify a framework and evaluate the framework using multiple use cases identified from vehicle qualification requirements.