The Reduced Order Aeroservoelastic Models with Rigid Body Modes technology supports the NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program and the Aeroelasticity Topic. More specifically the proposed work addresses development of efficient methods to generate mathematical models of flight vehicles for performing vibration, aeroelastic, and aeroservoelastic research. This includes design methodologies that encompass CFD steady and unsteady aerodynamics, flexible structures, and active control systems
This capability will be of use to DOD aeronautical research and flight test centers and in the commercial and military aircraft industries where it will meet a market demand for increased safety, reduced risk, improved performance, and reduced cost. The greatest market potential will be to support the development of new aircraft and enhancements to existing designs (e.g., new store configurations, flight control system upgrades, etc.) including support for flight testing.