High Fuel-to-Air Ratio (FAR) Development Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,995.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-04-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-1035
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-187
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
812 Esplanada Way, Stanford, CA, 94305
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
179576715
Principal Investigator:
Parviz Moin
President
(650) 224-4882
moin@turbulentflow.com
Business Contact:
Gianluca Iaccarino
Vice President
(650) 906-0302
iaccarino@turbulentflow.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop a simulation tool capable of accurate predictions of the complex mixing process in gas turbine engine combustors, applicable to complex geometry, multi-physics problems, and combustion in lean and high FAR regions. Because of the importance of the mixing process, the simulation tool will be based on the large-eddy simulation technique. The code will be based on our unstructured LES code CDP, which is a highly specialized and optimized for LES and uses appropriate LES filters and numerical methods. A state-of-the-art combustion model using detailed chemical kinetics for JP-8 fuel will be developed and employed to describe turbulence/chemistry interactions. It is also proposed here to use the simulation tool to gain a better understanding of the interaction of combustion and the mixing process and to enable better control of the burnout of high FAR regions.

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