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High Performance Multiphase Combustion Tool Using Level Set-Based Primary…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
120021
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
T1.01
Solicitation Number:
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: 2013
Title: High Performance Multiphase Combustion Tool Using Level Set-Based Primary Atomization Coupled with Flamelet Models
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CM29P
Award Amount: $124,791.00
 

Abstract:

The innovative methodologies proposed in this STTR Phase 1 project will enhance Loci-STREAM which is a high performance, high fidelity simulation tool already being used at NASA for a variety of CFD applications. This project will address critical needs in order to enable fast and accurate simulations of liquid space propulsion systems (using propellants such as LOX, LCH4, RP-1, LH2, etc.). The proposed enhancements to Loci-STREAM in this project are:(1) Level-Set methodology (which will be of high fidelity and highly scalable for massively parallel computing) for tracking liquid propellant interface for primary atomization, and(2) Adaptive tabulation for flamelet models for turbulent combustion designed for distributed parallel computing architectures.The following methodologies are already available in Loci-STREAM:(a) Lagrangian particle tracking for motion of droplets,(b) Droplet evaporation model, and(c) Flamelet models in Hybrid RANS-LES framework for unsteady turbulent combustion.Integration of the methodologies proposed in this project into Loci-STREAM will result in a state-of-the-art multiphase combustion modeling tool which will enable fast and accurate design and analysis of liquid rocket engine flow environments, combustion stability analysis, etc. which constitute critical components of space propulsion engines that are part of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS).

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 North West 13th Street, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32609-2189

EIN/Tax ID: 593598123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Mississippi State University
449 Hardy Road, 133 Ethredge Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762-39762
Contact: Angela Templeton