Experimental and Computational Investigation of Nozzles in a Crosswind Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0355
Agency Tracking Number: N074-001-0125
Amount: $69,019.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-T001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
706 Ashton Lane North, Champaign, IL, 61820
DUNS: 792045713
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Dick
 Managing Member
 (217) 417-0885
 wdick@illinoisrocstar.com
Business Contact
 William Dick
Title: Managing Member
Phone: (217) 417-0885
Email: wdick@illinoisrocstar.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT U-C
 Kathy Young
 1901 South First Street
Suite A
Champaign, IL, 61820
 (217) 333-2187
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
An integrated experimental and computational investigation of non-conventional nozzles and series of nozzles in crosswind environments is proposed. The experiments will be conducted at the University of Illinois and will provide a validation test bed for numerical simulations. High-fidelity three-dimensional simulations will be conducted using the proprietary framework Rocstar. This experimental and computational framework includes meshing capabilities and has flexibility sufficient to investigate a variety of nozzle configurations under varying conditions. We propose validated simulations of elliptical nozzles with aspect ratios of up to 20:1, exhaust-to-ambient temperature ratios of two to ten, momentum exhaust-to-ambient ratios of one to five, and nozzles in individual or group configurations. A powerful and unique visualization tool, Rocketeer, will be used to provide high quality, 3-D movies and graphics of computational results enabling users to better understand plume structure and characteristics.

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