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Coupling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Reentry Vehicle Surface…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73208
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-241-0336
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road Pipersville, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Coupling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Reentry Vehicle Surface Ablations, and In-Depth Conductions
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0449
Award Amount: $729,951.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase II program will lead to the development & demonstration of a highly optimized, fast-running 3D Reentry Vehicle Flowfield Model (RVFM3D) for performing trajectory analysis of Reentry Vehicle flowfields. The RVFM3D model will feature innovative methodology that will couple the RV flowfield with surface ablations and in-depth conduction for thermal protection systems (TPS). RVFM3D will have key features that will expedite RV flow solutions (GUI, NS/PNS flow solvers, self-contained automated grid generation and mesh adaptation, generalized thermo-chemistry, Expert Interface, etc.). Key developments during the Phase II would be the refinement of body ablative routines, ablative heatshield thermo-chemistry data banks, upgrades to turbulence modeling geared towards ablative effects, as well as modification of the GUI, the Expert Interface and the self-contained grid/adaptive methodology to 3D RV shock layer flows. RVFM3D will also predict RV wake flowfields, including seamless interfacing with systems-oriented codes for prediction of Radar Cross Section (RCS) signature, as well as Radar Frequency (RF) attenuation at on-board antennae. Phase II accomplishments will be demonstrated by simulating the descent trajectory of a representative 3D RV from an altitude of ~300 kft to ground impact.

Principal Investigator:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technica
2157661520
sinha@craft-tech.com

Business Contact:

Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technica
2157661520
sinha@craft-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY,
6210 Keller's Church Road, Pipersville, PA 18947

EIN/Tax ID: 232759059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No