Particle Simulation in Solid Propellant Rocket Exhaust Plumes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32833
Amount: $749,832.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
174 North Main St, Bldg 3, 3 P.o. Box 1150, Dublin, PA, 18917
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian J. York
 (215) 249-9780
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Research Institution
This Phase I proposal involves initiating the path to properly simulating non-equilibrium multiphase flowfields utilizing advanced numerical techniques. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methodology for predicting steady and transient, chemically reacting, two - and three-dimensional, multiphase flowfields has advanced rapidly in recent years. However, the modeling of particulates in these advanced codes is deficient. Current model for the description of particle drag/heat transfer between the gas and dispersed phase, as well as particle/surface boundary conditions, particle-particle interactions, particel-turbulance interactions, and volumetric effects are inadequate for the accurate simulation of "real" flowfields. A systematic approach will be developed where these models will be upgraded and incorporated into an existing multi-phase CFD code with the goal of furthering the state of the art for the analysis of multiphase problems.

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