CFD Design Tool for Fuel Injectors in Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-04-M-0036
Agency Tracking Number: F041-293-2154
Amount: $99,528.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-293
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-05-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-02-20
Small Business Information
115 E 4th Street, New Castle, DE, 19720
DUNS: 555622369
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andreja Brankovic
 Vice-President, Engineering
 (561) 625-8850
 brankov@FlowParametrics.com
Business Contact
 Robert Ryder Jr.
Title: President
Phone: (302) 325-9080
Email: ryderrc@comcast.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objectives of the proposed effort are to demonstrate the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as a design tool for reducing engine development time and cost, to reduce fuel nozzle-combustor test requirements, and to demonstrate the capability of CFD to accelerate the incorporation of promising, actively controlled fuel nozzles and combustors into aircraft engines. These overall objectives will be met during the SBIR Phase I and Phase II Programs. In the Phase I proposal, we describe a closely coupled, parallel analytical and experimental effort designed to identify all the necessary capabilities for the fuel nozzle-combustor CFD design tool for aerodynamics, sprays, combustion in steady- and unsteady-state modes of operation, at realistic engine conditions. To meet these challenges, an experienced team of design engineers, university combustion researchers, and CFD experts will perform the Program. Flow Parametrics, LLC will lead the CFD design tool effort, while Georgia Tech School of Engineering will lead an experimental program in active control of combustion. The Program brings together CFD practitioners and the leading university aerospace combustion laboratory, for validating the design tool and enabling the development of the next generation of actively controlled fuel nozzles and combustors.

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