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Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics

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Department of Defense
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2011 / STTR
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Cascade TechNologies, Inc.
2445 Faber Place Suite 100 Palo Alto, CA 94303-3347
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0026
Award Amount: $744,193.00


LES will be used to calculate flow and noise issuing from realistic engine configurations such as realistic engine nozzle throats, serrated nozzles, straight ramp diffusers, and over/under expanded operation. Nozzle geometry and operating conditions can be specified by the government with the objective of validating noise prediction capability on the basis of realistic parameters. Where necessary, additional testing will be conducted by UTRC to generate data sets representative of military engines entering into service today. LES results will be used to provide data to improve the fidelity of nonlinear PSE models. These models will be exercised in order to investigate how nozzle design affects the mechanisms of noise radiation. Compared to Phase I, a more rigorous data processing routines to much longer time series from LES will be conducted, we will run more NPSE cases with higher numbers of modes and to insure that there are not convergence problems with the PSE approach. In addition, modeling of nonlinear effects in PSE models will be supplemented with sub-grid-scale models to account for interaction of wavepackets with fine-scale turbulence.

Principal Investigator:

Yaser Khalighi
Technical Lead
(650) 521-0243

Business Contact:

Shoreh Hajiloo
General Manager
(650) 521-0243
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cascade Technologies Incorporated
2445 Faber Place #100 Palo Alto, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043353686
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.,
Mail Code 201-15
Pasadena, CA 91125-
Contact: Mary Gibson
Contact Phone: (626) 395-2494