Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,938.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0370
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-008-0522
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T008
Small Business Information
Innovative Technology Applications Co.,
PO Box 6971, Chesterfield, MO, 63006
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
126752018
Principal Investigator
 Philip J Morris
 Professor
 (814) 863-0157
 PJMAER@engr.psu.edu
Business Contact
 Alan Cain
Title: President
Phone: (314) 373-3311
Email: abcain@itacllc.com
Research Institution
 Penn State University
 Philip J Morris
 233C Hammond Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 863-0157
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The noise from turbulent, hot, supersonic jets during take-off and landing, as well as high-Mach cruise at altitude, dominates noise emanating from other powerplant components (e.g., fan, combustor). This intense noise has significant safety implications for launch personnel as well an environmental impact in the form of noise pollution around military installations. The proposed work will build on software previously developed at Penn State to create a production CFD code which can accurately resolve the unsteady structures related to the dominant noise sources of high speed jets. This software will accurately capture the shock-containing jet plumes, and enable physics-based noise predictions for these flows that include both jet mixing and shock-associated noise. The resulting software will enable the Navy customer to better design and engineer nozzle components and noise attenuation technologies for the low-bypass ratio powerplants of modern tactical aircraft.

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