5th AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop (PAW05)

Organized by the AIAA Inlets, Nozzles & Propulsion Systems Integration Technical Committee.

PAW Objectives:

  • Assess the numerical prediction capability (meshing, numerics, turbulence modeling, high-performance computing requirements, etc.) of current-generation CFD technology/codes for inlets, diffusers, and nozzles and their propulsion-specific boundary conditions.
  • Develop practical modeling guidelines for CFD prediction of propulsion flow fields.
  • Determine the elements of propulsion aerodynamics that are critical for modeling to enable the development of more accurate prediction methods and tools.
  • Enhance CFD prediction capability for practical propulsion aerodynamic design and optimization.
  • Promote education and mentoring of the next generation of propulsion CFD engineers.

General Information:

  • PAW is patterned after the Drag Prediction Workshop (DPW) series. Participation in the propulsion workshop studies is not required to attend the workshop; everyone is welcome.
  • Open, unbiased forums are included in the workshop to discuss the results and promote cross-pollination of best practices.
  • The PAW05 test cases will include thermal predictions of film cooling in a hot nozzle flow and an inlet in cross-flow.
  • Please visit https://paw.larc.nasa.gov/ for further workshop details and test cases.


For more information or questions about the workshop, please contact the PAW committee at aiaapaw@yahoo.com


  • Chad Winkler, Chen Chuck, Deric Babcock, Russ Thornock (retired)
    • The Boeing Company
  • Lt. Col. Darrell Crowe
    • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Luiz Tobaldini
    • Embraer
  • Jeffrey Flamm, Melissa Carter
    • NASA Langley Research Center
  • Nick Georgiadis, Mark Wernet
    • NASA Glenn Research Center

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, DOD & Military, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Federal Government, State & Local Government

Event Type

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Sat-Sun, Jan 9-10, 2021, 12:00pm - 5:00pm ET


AIAA Member:  $99.00
Non-Member Rate:  $199.00

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