High Fidelity Modeling of Complex Aerospace Systems

One of the most important steps for the accurate prediction of the response of a complex aerospace system is the proper selection and sequencing of mathematical and discrete models, with varying degrees of complexity. Hence, there is a need for the development of automatic model generation facilities as well as smart interfaces to the analysis and design systems. The smart interfaces will be AI-based expert systems which run on workstations, can help the engineer in the initial selection of the model, its adaptive refinement, selection of the solution procedure, constraint representation, and the interpretation of results. The work at the Center focuses on identification of modeling details needed for accurate description of the response of the system at the system and subsystem levels.