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CFD Aeroelasticity Support Engineer


Cleveland, OH 44135
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CFD Aeroelasticity Support Engineer

Aerospace Engineer III

NASA Glenn Research Center

Cleveland, Ohio


HX5 is an award-winning provider of technical services to clients such as NASA and the DoD. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing, small business with over 600 employees located around the US.


HX5, in support of the GEARS contract at NASA Glenn Research Center, is currently seeking a CFD Aeroelasticity Support Engineer. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:


  • Perform flow analyses with the TURBO code for full-wheel rotor and adjacent stator blade rows at specified operating conditions.

  • Perform unsteady full-annulus TURBO simulations with radial and circumferential inlet distortion to determine time-averaged propulsor performance characteristics.

  • Provide TURBO code CFD grids and solutions from which high fidelity aeroelastic analyses of aeropropulsion fans/propulsors can be performed to examine forced response and flutter.

  • Develop TURBO grid deformation inputs for blade vibration analyses.


Required Skills:

  • Experience in setting up and performing high-fidelity CFD-based analyses of aero engine fans/propulsors operating with radial inlet profiles and inlet distortion profiles.

  • Experience with the TURBO and/or TURBO-AE CFD codes for turbomachinery.

  • Experience with Boundary Layer Ingestion concepts and their effects on aero engines.

  • Experience with assessing the impact of inlet flow distortion on engine fan performance.

  • Experience with CFD grid deformation techniques.


Other Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with CFD design techniques for aero engine component shape optimization.

  • Ability to work well in a team setting with research engineers making diverse technical contributions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for conveying technical material.



  • B.S. (prefer M.S. or Ph.D.) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • 0-5 years of experience


*Must be a US Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

**Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of security clearance for the position.


HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off


HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (850) 362-6551.

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