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Extended, Transient, Rocket Exhaust Plume Modeling

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA 18947-1020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Extended, Transient, Rocket Exhaust Plume Modeling
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R107
Award Amount: $119,955.00


"The extended transient exhaust plume from hypervelocity tactical missiles contains particulates which degrade EM waves used for guidance and/or tracking. Our proposed Phase I effort initiates the development of an efficient parallel architecture frameworkto analyze the complete transient plume, from launch to target, using specialized Navier-Stokes methodology in a dynamic and expanding grid system. A multiple time-scale formulation is used to treat the disparate scales in the plume nearfield, farfield,and atmospheric dispersion domains. Efficiency strategies will be examined using a sequence of quasi-steady solutions. A key element of our Phase I work entails the inclusion of RANS particle dispersion methodology which utilizes a Lagrangian particlesolver and implements stochastic methods to emulate the turbulent eddy structure. The eddy structure for high speed plumes differs substantially from that in lower speed laboratory jets and we will use LES simulations with particles to provide data athigher speeds. An optional task entails use of our dynamic grid, incompressible unstructured code to simulate atmospheric dispersion over an ever expanding and moving domain using Lagrangian methodology within an LES framework. A demo calculation will beperformed for a CKEM type missile over a complete trajectory. The ability to deal with the extended transient plume problem has significant commercial potential as related to a variety o

Principal Investigator:

Brian J. York
Principal Scientist

Business Contact:

Sanford M. Dash
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Combustion Research & Flow Technology
174 North Main Street, P.O. Box 1150 Dublin, PA 18917

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No