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Integration of High-Pressure Combustion Experiments and Simulations

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56485
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
012689
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SECA, Inc.
3313 Bob Wallace Ave., Suite 201 Huntsville, AL 35805-0406
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Integration of High-Pressure Combustion Experiments and Simulations
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS8-01138
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

An innovative method for integrating experimental design with computational flowfield methodology for developing advanced liquid rocket combustors is proposed. Despite dramatic advancements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and diagnostic instrumentation, rocket engine designers still rely on antiquated experimental data bases. The gap between on-going experiments and real design issues is not yielding sufficient validation data. The proposed research will identify critical physical combustion problems, hypothesize experiments to elucidate the problem, simulate the experiment with CFD to locate necessary validation measurements, specify an appropriate instrumentation system, oversee the experiment, and synthesize the results. The utility of this new methodology will be demonstrated by critiquing existing experiments and planning new research projects.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Farmer
Principal Investigator
2565342008
dick@martin.seca-hsv.com

Business Contact:

Richard Farmer
President
2565342008
dick@martin.seca-hsv.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SECA, Inc.
3313 Bob Wallace Ave., Suite 201 Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 630918519
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No