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OF COMBUSTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
1092
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1092
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Virginia Research Associates
607 Rainbow Ridge Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: OF COMBUSTORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $22,646.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR VISUALIZING THE FLOW IN WATER TUNNEL OF COMBUSTORS AND MIXERS IS PROPOSED. THE TECHNIQUE IS BASED UPON THE USE OF A NEWLY DEVELOPED TYPE OF MATERIAL - NEUTRAL-DENSITY, BILIQUID FOAMS OR "POLYAPHRONS." THESE MATERIALS ARE SMALL, SPHERICAL GLOBULES OF ONE LIQUID ENCAPSULATED IN A THIN FILM OF ANOTHER LIQUID. THEY DO NOT DISSOLVE, BREAK-UP OR COALESCE WHEN INJECTED INTO WATER. THEY ARE EASY TO SEE AND PHOTOGRAPH IN WATER, AND THEY CAN ALSO BE DYED TO A VARIETY OF INTENSE COLORS. PRELIMINARY TESTING HAS SHOWN GREAT POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS OVER ALL EXISTING METHODS. THE PHASE I PROGRAM INVOLVES A THOROUGH TRIAL APPLICATION USING A REALISTIC COMBUSTOR MODEL AT REPRESENTATIVE TEST CONDITIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. joseph a. schetz
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Virginia Research Associates
607 Rainbow Ridge Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060

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