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TRANSIENT AND 3-D ROCKET ENGINE ANALYSIS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
655
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
655
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: TRANSIENT AND 3-D ROCKET ENGINE ANALYSIS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,804.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTATIONALTECHNIQUES FOR ANALYSIS OF TRANSIENT AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL EFFECTS WITHIN ROCKET ENGINES. THE COMPUTATIONAL EFFICIENCYOF THESE NUMERICAL ANALOGS ALLOWS CALCULATION OF THE COMPLEXFLOWS WHICH ACCOMPANY THE TRANSIENT OPERATION OF REAL ENGINES. SINCE THE STABILITY AND ACCURACY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ANALOGS DO NOT REQUIRE EXCESSIVE NUMBERS OF GRID POINTS OR THE INTRODUCTION OF ARTIFICIAL VISCOSITY, MODERN TURBULENCE MODELS CAN ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THESE ENGINEERING ANALYSES. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ROCKET ENGINE ANALYSIS CODE ADDRESSES MANY OF THE DESIGN PROBLEMS WHICH CURRENTLY EXIST BY PROVIDING A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ENGINE SUBASSEMBLY OPERATIONS AND THE THRUST CHAMBER AND NOZZLE PERFORMANCE. PHASE I INCLUDES TRANSIENT ENGINE OPERATION AND A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE LEVEL OF DETAIL WHICH CAN BE EXPECTED FROM A THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPUTATION WITH CURRENT TECHNOLOGY. PHASE II WOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARD PRODUCING THETRANSIENT, THREE-DIMENSIONAL TURBULENT-FLOW ROCKET ENGINE MODEL.

Principal Investigator:

R.c. Farmer

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Continuum Dynamics Inc.
4715 University Dr. Suite 118 Hunstville, AL 35805

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