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PARALLEL PROCESS SIMULATION TECHNIQUE FOR COMBUSTION ANALYSIS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14312
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Intl Inc
127 Bellevue Way Southeast Suite 200 Bellevue, WA 98004
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: PARALLEL PROCESS SIMULATION TECHNIQUE FOR COMBUSTION ANALYSIS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,943.00
 

Abstract:

COMPLEX PHYSICAL INTERACTIONS WHICH CHARACTERIZE REACTING FLOWS HAVE PRECLUDED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERALIZED COMBUSTOR DESIGN METHODOLOGY. STATE-OF-THE-ART NUMERICAL MODELS ARE LIMTED IN THEIR ABILITY TO PERFORM ECONOMICAL ENGINEERING ESTIMATES OR TO EVALUATE INNOVATIVE SYSTEM CONCEPTS. CONSEQUENTLY, THE DESIGN OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMBUSTORS RELIES HEAVILY ON AN EXPERIENCE DATA BASE, EXTENSIVE TESTING, AND EMPIRICALLY BASED ESTIMATES OF PERFORMANCE. ENERGY INTERNATIONAL HAS DEVELOPED A DIRECT SIMULATION MIXING AND CHEMICAL REACTION PROCESSES WITH A STOCHASTIC MODEL. IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE MODEL BE APPLIED TO ANALYZE A LAMINAR FLAME AND COMPARE THE NUMERICAL RESULTS WITH EXISTING EXPERIMENTAL DATA TO GAIN CONFIDENCE IN THE MODEL. FURTHERMORE, THE FULL-SIMULATION CODE WILL BE ADAPTED TO THEPARALLEL-PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE. THE MODIFIED SIMULATION CODE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN A MULTI-PROCESSOR WORKSTATION NETWORK TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMICAL DESIGN TOOL FOR THE INDUSTRY. THE APPLICATION OF THESE CONCEPTS WILL PROVIDE AN ACCEPTABLEENGINEERING APPROXIMATION TO ACTUAL FINITE-RATE MIXING AND CHEMICAL REACTION IN REACTING FLOWS, A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVETO THE USE OF MORE SOPHISTICATED NUMERICAL METHOD, AND AN ESSENTIAL CAPABILITY FOR THE DESIGN OF NEXT-GENERATION COMBUSTION SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Samuel Bernstein
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Energy International
127 Bellevue Way Se Bellevue, WA 98004

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Minority-Owned: No
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