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Weapons System Flow Separation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-149-0083
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-149
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
IllinoisRocstar LLC
60 Hazelwood Drive P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Weapons System Flow Separation
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0196
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a collaborative effort between IllinoisRocstar LLC and the University of Illinois to develop validated computional tools to assess flow separation in advanced weapon systems. The initial application of the simulation system will be an aft-end jet thruster in a supersonic regime. High-fidelity, unsteady, and three-dimensional simulations will be conducted using the proprietary framework Rocstar. The computational framework includes a compressible flow solver with advanced LES turbulence models and has flexibility sufficient to investigate a variety of configurations under widely varying conditions. At the conclusion of Phase I, we will have completed a study assessing Rocstar capabilities, including (i) simulating coupled jet-interaction and base flow, (ii) validating Rocstar for the case of a jet injected into a supersonic crossflow using published experimental data, (iii) shown initial results for plume-induced flow separation for a blunt body, and (iii) shown initial results for plume-induced flow separation including a thruster for a blunt body. A validation matrix, including a variety of geometries, for assessment during Phase II will be developed. Existing data will be collected where available, and experiments proposed for collecting data where gaps exist. Finally, methods for reducing flow separation will be proposed.

Principal Investigator:

Mark D. Brandyberry
Chief Operating Officer
(217) 766-2567
mdbrandy@illinoisrocstar.com

Business Contact:

William A. Dick
President&CEO
(217) 417-0885
wdick@illinoisrocstar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IllinoisRocstar LLC
60 Hazelwood Drive P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 208533123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes