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Gas-Kinetic Navier-Stokes Solver for Hypersonic Flows in Thermal and Chemical…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83898
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
065705
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
D & P LLC
3409 N. 42nd Pl. Phoenix, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Gas-Kinetic Navier-Stokes Solver for Hypersonic Flows in Thermal and Chemical Non-Equilibrium
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL07AA84P
Award Amount: $99,955.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR project proposes to develop a gas-kinetic Navier-Stokes solver for simulation of hypersonic flows in thermal and chemical non-equilibrium. The Navier-Stokes solvers adopted in current hypersonic CFD codes like LAURA and GASP use Riemann solver for the convection part and central scheme for the diffusion part. As a result, their integration with DSMC in the transitional and rarefied flow regimes may cause an artificial flow across the interface between CFD/DSMC zones because of the inconsistency in the estimated fluxes. On the other hand, the proposed gas-kinetic BGK solver for the Navier-Stokes equations (BGK-NS) computes the inviscid and viscous fluxes as a single entity, consistent with the DSMC approach. Furthermore, this BGK-NS solver has been demonstrated very accurate for hypersonic heat transfer prediction. The approach has also been successfully extended for solution of the Burnett equations whereas the macroscopic Burnett approach has some numerical difficulties. This SBIR project will further extend this BGK-NS solver to hypersonic flows in thermal and chemical non-equilibrium. In Phase I, a prototype non-equilibrium BGK-NS solver will be developed for the nitrogen shock dissociation cases and then in Phase II, a gas-kinetic CFD counterpart of LAURA will be fully developed and well validated.

Principal Investigator:

Lei L. Tang
Principal Investigator
4805180981
tangl69@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Lei P. Tang
President
4805180981
tangl69@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

D&P LLC
3409 N. 42nd Place Phoenix, AZ 85018

EIN/Tax ID: 743185214
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No