Innovators at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center have developed an efficient, cost-effective, and unique computer program that analyzes a variety of practical engineering problems. STructural Analysis RoutineS (STARS) is a fully integrated, multidisciplinary, finite element–based, graphic-oriented analysis tool that combines individual modules to solve complex engineering problems. The range of applications includes structural analysis, heat transfer, linear aerodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as well as coupled linear and CFD-based aeroelastic, aeroacoustics, aerothermoelastic-acoustics, and aeroservoelastic analysis. Because of the tool’s highly integrated nature, it has broad application across many engineering disciplines.
This technology is part of NASA’s technology transfer program. The program seeks to stimulate broad commercial use/application of NASA-developed technologies. NASA is flexible in its agreements, and opportunities exist for licensing and joint development. Dryden is interested in a partnership to commercialize this technology.
If you would like more information about this technology or about NASA’s technology transfer program, please contact:Innovative Partnerships Office