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Modeling and Simulation

CU Aerospace has the capability to model a wide range of complex physical systems.

The BLAZE Multiphysics™ Simulation Suite is comprised of a number of inter-operable and highly scalable parallel finite-volume models for the analysis of complex physical systems dependent upon laminar and turbulent fluid-dynamic (incompressible and compressible subsonic through hypersonic regimes), non-equilibrium gas- and plasma-dynamic, electrodynamic, thermal, and optical physics (radiation transport and wave optics) using any modern computational platform (Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux). BLAZE is compatible with a number of free, open-source, yet commercial quality grid generation and post-processing software packages which greatly reduces training and operating costs. BLAZE is also compatible with state of the art commercial grid generation and post-processing solutions.

BLAZE users can also create, compile, and include their own complete models into BLAZE without any knowledge of parallel programming, input/output, grid/mesh formats, sparse linear system solution schemes, etc. as this functionality is provided to the user by the simulation engine via an easy to use application programming interface.

The THERMOSYS 4 Toolbox for MATLAB/Simulink® is a suite of simulation tools for analyzing the behavior of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems (both steady-state and time-dependent). It was developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through sponsorship by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC) and is distributed by CU Aerospace.

CU Aerospace operates and licenses software for use in the aerospace and software industries. Proprietary computer software that can be used to solve practical problems in a range of systems including multiple laser technologies has been developed.

CU Aerospace maintains Genetic Algorithm (GA) source codes that are derived from source code used by hundreds of researchers worldwide for the purpose of optimization in many different applications.