COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF 3-D UNSTEADY FLOW

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9644
Amount: $51,831.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 8172, Albuquerque, NM, 87198
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick J Roache
 (505) 262-0440
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A USER-FRIENDLY COMPUTER CODE WILL BE DEVELOPED TO CALCULATE THE UNSTEADY AND HIGHLY 3-D COMPLEX FLOWPATHS IN EXHAUST DIFFUSERS OF MODERN MARINE GAS TURBINES, INCLUDING PRESSURE LOSSES AND NONUNIFORM FLOW LOSSES. THE VAX-VMS CODE WILL BE BASED UPON AN EXISTING 3-D TIME-DEPENDENT NAVIER-STOKES CODE ALREADY VALIDATED IN THE CALCULATION OF PITCHING OF A SWEPT WING SECTION MOUNTED IN A WIND TUNNEL, AND RECENTLY EXTENDED UNDER SEPARATE NAVY FUNDING TO INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS AND TO INCLUDE VARIATIONAL BOUNDARY FITTED AND SOLUTION ADAPTIVE GRID GENERATION. THE EFFICIENT IMPLICIT CODE USES AND AF (APPROXIMATE FACTORIZATION) ALGORITHM WHICH IS SECOND ORDER ACCURATE (INCLUDING CROSS DERIVATIVE TERMS). THE NEW CODE WILL INCLUDE TURBULENCE MODELING FOR STRONGLY SEPARATED RECIRCULATING FLOWS, AUTOMATIC ERROR ESTIMATION, AND USER-FRIENDLY GEOMETRY DESCRIPTION APPROPRIATE TO CONICAL (AND GENERAL) EXHAUST DIFFUSERS WITH DUMP-TYPE COLLECTOR BOXES. THE USER-FRIENDLY INTERFACE WILL UTILIZE A FORTRAN PORTABLE NAME-LIST DEVELOPED AT ECODYNAMICS.

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