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Inlets and Nozzles at NASA Glenn Research Center

The Inlets and Nozzles Branch conducts fundamental and applied research to advance the state of the art in inlets and nozzles for aircraft engines and other aerospace applications. The research is applicable to commercial and military aircraft and space propulsion systems.

The branch maintains and operates several test facilities. These facilities are used to:

Test Facilities
  • Produce detailed test data for validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes
  • Measure the performance of advanced Inlets and Nozzles designs
  • Study flow control concepts for improved Inlets and Nozzles performance
  • Investigate nozzle aeroacoustic issues
  • Provide inlet/fan interaction data
  • Understand fundamental flow physics issues relevant to Inlets and Nozzles flows
The branch also develops, maintains, supports, and applies several computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. The codes are used to:
Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Design advanced inlets and nozzles
  • Predict Inlets and Nozzles performance
  • Model flow control concepts
  • Understand aeroacoustic phenomena
  • Model inlet/fan interaction
  • Study fundamental flow problems

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