Stanford University Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics Aerospace Computing Laboratory


Edwin van der Weide

Durand Building, Room 151
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-4925



Research Associate
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Stanford University, October 2002-March 2008

Research Engineer
National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, Amsterdam, February 2002-September 2002

Research Engineer
EADS Military Aircraft, Munich, July 1998-January 2002

Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Brussels and
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, January 1994-June 1998

Master of Science
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, September 1988-December 1993 


Research Interests

  • ASCI
The goal of the ASCI project at Stanford is to perform a detailed numerical simulation of a jet engine. I work on the multiblock flow solver TFLO, which solves the Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations. TFLO is used to compute the flow field in the compressor and the turbine. Currently I am implementing some new nonlinear multigrid smoothers to speed up the convergence. An important problem to be tackled is to minimize the convergence degradation due to the parallelization. Furthermore low Mach number preconditioning needs to be implemented in the near future.
  • Unstructured Grids
Unstructured grids are in principle well suited for automatization and therefore they offer great potential for design optimization. However, despite many efforts in the last decade, the discretization techniques for unstructured grids are still not as accurate and efficient as their structured grid counterparts, especially for the high Reynolds number Navier-Stokes equations the aerospace community is interested in. I am looking at several multigrid techniques suited for unstructured meshes and I intend to generalize the structured grid smoothers to unstructured grids.




  PDF   Medic.G., Kalitzin, G., Iaccarino, G. and Van der Weide, E, "Adaptive wall functions and applications.", Submitted to AIAA Journal.
  PDF   Sriram, Gopinath, A., Van der Weide, E., Kim, S., Tomlin, C. and Jameson, A., "Aerodynamics and Flight Control of Insects: A Computational Study", 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA Paper 2005-0841, Reno, Nevada, January 10-13 2005.


  PDF   Alonso, J.J., LeGresley, P., Van der Weide, E., and Martins, J., "pyMDO: A Framework for High-Fidelity Multi-Disciplinary Optimization",10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplany Analysis and Optimization Conference, AIAA Paper 2004-4480, Albany, New York, August 30 - September 1, 2004.
  PDF   May, G., Van der Weide, E., Jameson, A., and Shankaran, S., "Drag Prediction of the DLR-F6 Configuration", 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, AIAA Paper 2004-0396, Reno, NV, January 5-8, 2004.
  PDF   Choi, S., Alonso, J. J., and Van der Weide, E., "Numerical and Mesh Resolution Requirements for Accurate Sonic Boom Prediction of Complete Aircraft Configurations", 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, AIAA Paper 2004-1060, Reno, NV, January 5-8, 2004.


  PDF   Fornasier, L., Rieger, H., Tremel, U. and Van der Weide, E. "Time Dependent Aeroelastic  Simulation of Rapid Manoeuvring Aircraft", AIAA 40th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit,AIAA-2002-0949, Reno, NV, January 14-17, 2002.


  PDF   Degrez, G. and Van der Weide, E. "Upwind residual distribution schemes for chemical non-equilibrium flows", AIAA-1999-3366 
  PS   Van der Weide, E., Deconinck, H., Issman, E. and Degrez, G. "A parallel, implicit. multi-dimensional upwind, residual distribution method for the Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured grids", Computational Mechanics, Vol. 23, No.2, March 1999. 


  PDF   Van der Weide, E. "Compressible Flow Simulation on Unstructured Grids using Multi-dimensional Upwind Schemes", Ph.D. thesis, Delft November 1998. 
  PS   Houtman, E.M., Van der Weide, E., Deconinck, H. and Bakker, P.G. "Computational analysis of base flow/jet interaction", Third European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, ESA-ESTEC Noordwijk, November 1998. 


  PS   Dieudonne, W., Van der Weide, E., Deconinck, H. and Charbonnier, J.M. "Computation of the flow around a hyperboloid flare (T1-97), a hollow cylinder (T2-97) and an ogive cylinder (T3-97). VKI contribution to the HSFF2 Data Base Workshop, First High Speed Flow Field Data Base Workshop, Naples, November 1997. 


  PS   Van der Weide, E. and Deconinck, H. "Positive matrix distribution schemes for hyperbolic systems, with application to the Euler equations", in Computational Fluid Dynamics '96, Proceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS CFD Conference, pp. 496-502, J. Wiley, 1996.

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