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Kinetic Mechanisms for Reacting Flow CFD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76629
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O054-002-1009
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Reaction Systems, LLC
17301 W. Colfax Avenue #160 Golden, CO 80401-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Kinetic Mechanisms for Reacting Flow CFD
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-06-C-2660
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Development of scramjet engines is hindered by the lack of fast and accurate turbulent reacting flow CFD tools. In Phase I of this STTR project, Reaction Systems, LLC investigated a fundamentally new approach to reducing the computational burden of detailed chemistry that holds great promise in lowering this computational burden. This new approach significantly reduces the number of chemical species that must be tracked with conservation equations in the CFD code while simultaneously maintaining the accuracy of the original full detailed kinetic mechanism by rendering the relevant "chemical information" in a form that is readily accessible. In Phase II we will broaden the work already accomplished in Phase I by extending our current detailed kinetic mechanism to model JP-7 fuel, create a reduced JP-7 mechanism, then demonstrate using the reduced mechanism in a full-3D reacting flow CFD code. Success in this effort will substantially improve both the accuracy and productivity of CFD-based scramjet design work as well as open many commercial possibilities with current users of reacting flow CFD such as aircraft engine and automobile manufacturers.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley D. Hitch
CEO and Chief Engineer
3032784436
rxnsys@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Todd W. Leeson
Chief Financial Officer
3038817992
leeson4448@msn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

REACTION SYSTEMS, LLC
1814 19th Street Golden, CO 80401

EIN/Tax ID: 202875490
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Dept. of Contracts and Grants
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Gayle F. Lund
Contact Phone: (213) 740-7762
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university