Passive Mixing Enhancers for Improved Flame Spreading and Propagation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-2985
Agency Tracking Number: F083-107-2425
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-107
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
340 SENTINEL OAK DRIVE, DAYTON, OH, 45458
DUNS: 966649048
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Mohammed Mawid
 Sr. Scientist
 (937) 291-3800
 sflanagan@excellatron.com
Business Contact
 Mohammed Mawid
Title: COO
Phone: (937) 291-3800
Email: pace@excellatron.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A new inovative passive mxing enhancer design concept is proposed for development and implementation in either turbine engine augmentor and/or main combustor. The design concept utilzes certain geometrical features to create and induce significant amounts of axial vorticity that leads to enhanced mixing and flame stabilization mainly for turbine engines augmentors and combustors. BENEFIT: The proposed novel ppassive mixing concept will improve either fuel-air mixing, combustion products-air-fuel mixing, and flame stabilization for both augmentors and combustors with very little total pressure drop. Such a design concept would provide the needed mixing enhancements in advanced military augmentors and combustors, hence improve augmentor and combustor ignition, LBO, and flame stabilization at a fraction of a total pressure drop that will be required for other design concepts.

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