A Parallel Adaptive Simulation Tool for Two Phase Steady State Reacting Flows in Industrial Boilers and Furnaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG03-96ER82268
Agency Tracking Number: 34653
Amount: $749,126.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
77 West 200 South, Suite 210, Salt Lake, UT, 84101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Michael J. Bockelie
 Senior Engineer
 (801) 364-6925
Business Contact
 Dr. Michael P. Heap
Title: President
Phone: (801) 364-6925
Research Institution
40908 November 18, 1996 Reaction Engineering International This project will develop a computational tool for detailed simulations of two-phase, steady state, reacting flows in fossil fuel fired industrial boilers and furnaces. The simulation tool will utilize: an adaptive mesh to provide the localized node density required to compute a detailed simulation; multi-level solution strategies to promote robustness and efficiency in computing the solution on the adaptive mesh; and distributed computing to reduce the turn-around time to compute a detailed simulation. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed tool by developing an adaptive mesh Navier Stokes flow solver to simulate steady two-phase isothermal flows. In Phase II, the physics and numerical capabilities of the tool will be extended to include: (1) coal combustion and radiative transport models and (2) a distributed computing capability. Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: The commercialization plan includes the delivery of special purpose computer codes and the provision of consulting / modelling services to industry.

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