About Us

Who We Are

Tetra Research was founded in 1995 in Huntsville, AL by Dr. Rex Chamberlain. We are a small company with a network of research associates who collaborate to support many different types of CFD calculations. In 2006, the company moved to Princeton, IL to continue working in the aerospace engineering field in a downsized, rural setting. The community is fortunate to have a very forward looking city government that strongly advocates high technology infrastructure investment. In particular, the support of the Mayor, the city manager, and the entire city council enables our continued research, development, and service activities from what many might consider an unlikely location for aerospace R&D. For more information about business opportunities in this community, please visit the Princeton Chamber of Commerce web site.

What We Do

Our main purpose is to support Government (NASA/DoD) and aerospace industry applications in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Our services focus on internal and external flows for many different types of engineering applications. We develop and utilize advanced CFD software (the Loci/CHEM code) that runs on parallel processing platforms (Linux clusters) to predict aerodynamics, pressure drops, heat transfer, turbulence, fluid mixing and combustion, and other related phenomena of engineering interest. We also have experience in two phase flows involving turbulence and combustion for application to solid rocket motors, base and cavity flows, and launch plumes.  We can provide stand-alone CFD application services for your fluid dynamics problems, or we will work with your organization to help you bring Loci/CHEM, a state-of-the-art CFD production tool, to bear on the most challenging fluid analysis problems in a very cost-effective manner.