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Prediction of Influence Boundaries in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73229
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-249-0947
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Technology Applications Co., L. L. C.
PO Box 6971 Chesterfield, MO 63006-6971
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Prediction of Influence Boundaries in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-3550
Award Amount: $99,965.00
 

Abstract:

Greater effectiveness and lower cost for tools for the USAF to defeat threats ranging from terrorism to rogue nation unpredictability require smart application of available technology. Recent advances made available by UAVs are invaluable, aircraft of all types play an important role in the master plan of a secure US position. The brute-force power of computers can be a valuable asset, but the nonlinearity and range of important scales requires intelligent approximations be chosen for each application. In supersonic and hypersonic applications the theory of the method of characteristics provides an obvious path to estimating influences of geometry, compressibility, and viscosity; however, transonic and low speed applications require a new breakthrough. We propose to use analytical advances that will provide the needed preliminary insights in estimating these same influences. This approach, combined with the method of characteristics, will create a powerful new generation of tools which complement traditional CFD applications and significantly improve their efficiency for both application and design. Moreover, these tools can be used on their own in preliminary design as a means of quickly, but with reasonable accuracy, computing important flow characteristics.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Nelson
Senior Scientist
4257787853
ccnelson@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Alan B. Cain
President
3145761639
abcain@sbcglobal.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS CO., L. L. C.
PO Box 6971 Chesterfield, MO 63006

EIN/Tax ID: 431867210
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No