This 50 minute talk was presented January 31, 2019 at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, OH. The audience was made up of Air Force master’s students, researchers and administration, but the students were the target. The talk shows how one would, starting with only open-source software and mathematical models, build a tool that can solve hypersonic flow control problems. A hypersonic vehicle flies faster than Mach 5. At such high speeds, electrons are ripped from their atoms and the flow around the vehicle is charged. New possibilities for controlling the vehicle become possible using magnets for example.
A similar talk was subsequently given at the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Edwards AFB in California.