Turbulent Scalar Transport Model Validation for High Speed Propulsive Flows

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,857.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CB31P
Award Id:
87981
Agency Tracking Number:
074595
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6210 Keller's Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
929950012
Principal Investigator:
William Calhoon
Principal Investigator
(256) 883-1905
calhoon@craft-tech.com
Business Contact:
Paula Schachter
Office Manager & FSO
(215) 766-1520
schachte@craft-tech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This effort entails the validation of a RANS turbulent scalar transport model (SFM) for high speed propulsive flows, using new experimental data sets and accompanying large-eddy simulation (LES) solutions. The SFM has been used to predict local values of the turbulent Prandtl and Schmidt numbers and also provides the rms scalar fluctuation values that are used with assumed PDF models for turbulent combustion. Performing the experimental work in unison with LES studies ensures that the two sets of data will be fully compatible, and may be used to support SFM model validation. Work to date indicates some deficiencies in the present SFM model for high speed mixing problems where the two streams have very different densities, which we will attempt to resolve in this program. PIV data for the transverse injection of hot air and helium/nitrogen mixtures into a Mach 3.5 stream will be obtained in unison with LES studies to yield scalar fluctuation data not readily obtained in experiments. SFM upgrades will be performed using this unified data. Experiments will be performed by Dr. Seiner and coworkers at U. Miss using a new 12"x12" trisonic tunnel and existing slot/round jet injector models.

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