NONEQUILIBRIUM BOUNDARY LAYER COMPUTER CODE FOR REENTRY VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$510,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
1027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences, Inc.
Research Park, P.o. Box 3100, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Michael L. Finson
 (617) 475-9030
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A COMPUTER CODE WILL BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE TWO-DIMENSIONAL NONEQUILIBRIUM SOLUTIONS FOR REENTRY VEHICLE BOUNDARY LAYERS, WITH EMPHASIS ON PREDICTION OF THE ELECTRON DENSITY. A BLOCK IMPLICIT TECHNIQUE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR RELIABLE, STABLE SOLUTION OF THE CHEMICAL KINETIC RATE EQUATIONS AT ALL REENTRY ALTITUDES. THE CODE WILL BE CAPABLE OF HANDLING A WIDE VARIETY OF CHEMICAL SYSTEMS (AIR, HYDROCARBONS, ALKALI CONTAMINANTS, AND ANY OTHERS OF FUTURE INTEREST), AND WILL CONTAIN AN OPTION FOR LAMINAR OR TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW. THE CODE WILL BE DESIGNED TO PERMIT EASY OPERATION BY POTENTIAL USERS.

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