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FUEL ATOMIZATION AN INNOVATIVE SIMULATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12700
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12700
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: FUEL ATOMIZATION AN INNOVATIVE SIMULATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,978.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED WORK CONSISTS OF A THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION TO DEVELOP A FUEL ATOMIZATION CODE WHICH TRACKS THE BEHAVIOR OF THE FUEL FROM THE INJECTION ELEMENT TO ITS TOTAL EVAPORATION AND COMBUSTION. THE PROPOSED ATOMIZATION METHOD USES AN INNOVATIVE VORTEX DYNAMICS ALGORITHM WHICH BASED ON FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES WILL ALLOW DISTURBANCES TO GROW AND BREAK INTO LIGAMENTS, AND ULTIMATELY INTO TRANSITIONAL LIQUID ELEMENTS AND DROPLETS. A STATE-FO-THE-ART TRANSIENT DROPLET VAPORIZATION MODEL WILL BE USED TO PREDICT THE GASIFICATION OF THE FUEL. THE MODEL SOLVES THE GOVERNMENT GAS-PHASE EQUATIONS, INCLUDING SOURCE TERMS FOR VAPORIZATION AND COMBUSTION, BY MEANS OF FINITE DIFFERENCES. HOLOGRAPHY WILL BE EMPLOYED TO EXPERIMENTALLY QUANTIFY THE NATURE AND GROWTH RATE OF THE DISTURBANCES, THE DISTRIBUTION OF LIQUID ELEMENTS, THE EVAPORATION RATE, AND THE COMBUSTION REGION OF SPRAYS RELEVANT TO GAS TURBINE COMBUSTORS. THIS WORK, IF CARRIED THROUGH PHASE II WILL RESULT IN AN ADVANCED FUEL ATOMIZATION AND COMBUSTION CODE FOR GAS TURBINE COMBUSTORS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Cecil F Hess
7145530688

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Metro-laser
18006 Skypark Cir - #108 Irvine, CA 92714

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