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Transition and Turbulence Modeling for High-Lift Configurations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36946
Amount: $69,482.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
526 Clyde Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert E. Childs
 (415) 968-9457
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Research Institution

The proposed work will test the feasibility of using a relatively new three-equation turbulence model to achieve accurate predictions of nonequilibrium turbulence in flows related to high-lift systems for military aircraft. It has been demonstrated analytically and in calculations of nonequilibrium flows, including boundary layer transition and adverse pressure gradient flows, that the new model has properties which should make it superior to existing "state-of-the-art" eddy-viscosity models. Phase I will test the accuracy of the new model in a range of fundamental and high-lift flows. The Phase I option will test one of the valuable features of the new model, which is a relatively direct means of including empiricism from turbulence experiments in the model. Phase II will extend the model to three-dimensional compressible flow and incorporate the model in a flow solver suitable for complex high-lift systems at all relevant Mach numbers.

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