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Rule-Based Multidisciplinary Tool for Unsteady Reacting Real-Fluid Flows

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67321
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
034936
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Streamline Numerics, Inc.
3221 North West 13th Street, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32609-2189
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Rule-Based Multidisciplinary Tool for Unsteady Reacting Real-Fluid Flows
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM04AA60C
Award Amount: $69,960.00
 

Abstract:

A design and analysis computational tool is proposed for simulating unsteady reacting flows in combustor devices used in reusable launch vehicles. Key aspects guiding the development are: (a) accuracy, (b) efficiency, and (c) integration of multidisciplinary techniques. To accurately reflect the physics, the tool must include unsteady, all-speed flow modeling with real-fluid effects and be multidisciplinary, including solid-phase thermal and stress analysis. Efficiency necessitates large-scale parallel computing. Finally, the computational framework must allow an efficient integration of multidisciplinary physics. The key features of the proposed tool are: (1) a rule-based framework called LOCI which automatically handles parallel computing and multidisciplinary algorithm integration; (2) all-speed pressure-based CFD methodology (embedded in a code called STREAM); (3) unsteady flow solver with finite-rate chemistry on unstructured grids; (4) real-fluid modeling (RFM); (5) tightly-coupled multidisciplinary physics, including solid-phase thermal and stress analysis. Phase I work will consist of: (a) implementing unsteady finite-rate combustion capability into LOCI-STREAM and (b) laying the foundation for implementing real-fluid models into LOCI. Phase II will accomplish: (a) integration of real-fluid models into LOCI-STREAM; (b) integration of solid-phase heat transfer and finite element stress analysis with the fluid flow solver. The resulting CFD tool will be called LOCI-STREAM-RFM.

Principal Investigator:

Siddharth Thakur
Principal Investigator
3522718841
st@snumerics.com

Business Contact:

Siddharth Thakur
Business Official
3522718841
st@snumerics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Streamline Numerics, Inc.
3221 NW 13th Street, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32609

EIN/Tax ID: 593598123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No