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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73208
Program Year/Program:
2005 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Coupling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Reentry Vehicle Surface Ablations, and In-Depth Conductions
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-3530
Award Amount: $99,978.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation for this Phase I program is the extension of the new Rocket Plume Flowfield Model (RPFM) to analyze Reentry Vehicle (RV) body flows. The Phase I effort provides the foundation for a highly optimized, fast-running Reentry Vehicle Flowfield Model (RVFM) for analysis of thermal protection systems (TPS). Many of the key features are already in place to expedite RV flow solutions (GUI, NS/PNS flow solvers, self-contained automated grid generation and mesh adaptation, generalized thermo-chemistry, Expert Interface, etc.). Key extensions for Phase I would be the inclusion of body ablative routines and ablative heatshield thermo-chemistry data banks, as well as modification of the GUI and the self-contained grid/adaptive methodology to RV shock layer flows. Ablative modules that the authors had developed for the Air Force sponsored REACH code will be implemented and upgraded using high-fidelity surface transpiration boundary conditions. Overlaid procedures for charged species and fluctuating electron solutions developed for RPFM will be implemented to achieve fast run times. Phase I accomplishments will be demonstrated by simulating the descent trajectory of a representative RV from an altitude of ~300 kft to ground impact.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

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

COMBUSTION RESEARCH & FLOW TECHNOLOGY, INC.
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