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Reduced-Order Kinetic Models for Real Fuels Applicable to High-Pressure Turbulent Flows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-16-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number: A16A-001-0038
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16A-T001
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-15
Small Business Information
6210 Kellers Church Road
Pipersville, PA 18947
United States
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William Calhoon
 (256) 883-1905
Business Contact
 Mr. Neeraj Sinha
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Research Institution
 University of Virginia
 Prof. Harsha Chelliah
Thorton Hall, PO Box 400259 \N
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4259
United States

 (434) 924-6037
 Nonprofit college or university

Gas turbine combustion plays an important role in a range of Army systems critical to fulfilling the Armys strategic mission. Since high-performance gas turbine propulsion systems operate under highly turbulent high-pressure flow conditions, reliable computational design support tools are used to supplement expensive experimental and flight test programs. In order to provide the desired predictive capabilities on system performance, accurate yet computationally-tractable kinetic models validated at these extreme turbulent conditions play a critical role in the application of these computational design support tools. Under this program, CRAFT Tech and the University of Virginia will develop methodologies and procedures to generate reduced-order kinetic models for JP-8-like fuels suitable for large scale computational analysis that account for the effect of turbulent flame interactions on chemical kinetic pathways. These kinetic models will be implemented into self-contained modules to facilitate portability via an Application Programming Interface (API).

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