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Scaling of Two-Phase Systems Across Gravity Levels

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90742
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084697
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 2034 Rockville, MD 20847-2034
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Scaling of Two-Phase Systems Across Gravity Levels
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CE45P
Award Amount: $40,550.00
 

Abstract:

There is a defined need for long term earth based testing for the development and deployment of two-phase flow systems in reduced-gravity, including lunar gravity, conditions. The proposed study intends to develop a scaling methodology to meet this requirement. A hierarchical two-tiered scaling approach will be used to obtain scaling relations for an entire system (integral scale), individual components of the system and local phenomena. The final product of the Phase I effort will be a rigorous scaling methodology along with important non-dimensional numbers which can be used for developing earth-based systems to study reduced-gravity two-phase systems and/or phenomena. The feasibility of the approach will be demonstrated in Phase I by using data available in literature that has been acquired in reduced-gravity as well as earth based conditions. As part of Phase II a scaled experimental facility will be designed and confirmatory experiments performed.

Principal Investigator:

Shilp Vasavada
Principal Investigator
3018810866
sxv@eri-world.com

Business Contact:

Tracey Mullinix
Contract Administrator
3018810866
tlm@eri-world.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Energy Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 2034 Rockville, MD 20847

EIN/Tax ID: 521627405
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No