USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

STTR Phase I: Multi-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Stability Analysis Tool for Solid…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80141
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611362
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOFTWARE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.
1802 N. Carson Street Suite 200 Carson City, NV 89701-1238
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Multi-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Stability Analysis Tool for Solid Rocket Motors
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611362
Award Amount: $99,973.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to determine the feasibility of developing a hydrodynamic combustion stability analysis design tool for rockets, gas turbines, and large engines. As combustors are run at leaner mixture ratios to avoid NOx pollutant issues, vortex liquid rocket engines are designed with swirling flows to cool engines, and solid rocket motors are built with longer L/D ratios, combustion stability issues associated with rotating flows become significant concerns. In this work analytic models applied to simple geometries will be transferred into a general 3D capable stability tool. For this initial endeavor, the focus is on developing a hydrodynamic stability tool for the solid rocket motor industry. Currently, many large solid rocket motors exhibit hydrodynamic stability problems, including the Shuttle RSRM, Titan, and the Ariane V. By avoiding stability issues in the design process, this tool has the potential to not only save on revenue and loss in momentum, but also prevent developmental programs from being cancelled due to design problems late in the process.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan C. French
Dr
7758821966
jon@seainc.com

Business Contact:

Jonathan C. French
7758821966
jon@seainc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEA
1802 North Carson St Carson City, NV 89701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of TN Space Inst
411 B H Goethert Parkway
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Contact: Joseph Majdalani
Contact Phone: (931) 393-7280
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university