An advanced rotorcraft flight simulation model: Parallel implementation and performance analysis

S. Sarathy, V. R. Murthy

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Parallel processing techniques provide a powerful set of tools, which can permit the use of computationally complex models for real-time flight sinlulation. Elastic blade element models provide adequate fidelity and accuracy needed to simulate advanced rotorcraft configurations. Parallel implementations of blade element code will be needed to model such rotorcraft for real-time simulation applications. Techniques to develop flight simulation models for parallel (MIMD) architectures are presented in this paper. An advanced rotorcraft flight simulation model, using the blade element approach, has been developed for an MIMD parallel computer, based on a portable set of parallel primitives. Issues pertaining to this parallel development and implementation are also discussed. Parallel speedup results for this model are provided based on execution times on an Encore Multimax 14-processor machine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1993
EventFlight Simulation and Technologies, 1993 - Monterey, United States
Duration: Aug 9 1993Aug 11 1993


OtherFlight Simulation and Technologies, 1993
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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