SBIR Phase I: A Newton-Krylov Based Solver for Modeling Finite Rate Chemistry in Reacting Flows

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0060688
Award Id:
53465
Agency Tracking Number:
0060688
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
77 West 200 South, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael Bockelie
(801) 364-6925
bockelie@reaction-eng.com
Business Contact:
Stan Harding
Executive Vice President
(801) 364-6925
harding@reaction-eng.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a Newton-Krylov based Computational Fluid Dynamics flow solver for simulating reacting flows that must account for finite rate chemistry. Sub-models will be included for describing the finite rate chemistry with global, skeletal and reduced mechanisms. The non-linear solver strategy will use a matrix-free Newton-Krylov method and will include high quality preconditioners constructed from application specific data, adaptive forcing terms and mesh sequencing for problem initialization. The Phase I project will demonstrate proof of concept for the non-linear solver strategy. Simulations of NOx formation in a furnace will be used to evaluate the improved computational efficiency. The Phase II project will focus on creating a solver for production level use. The Phase II product will use the best techniques developed in Phase I and in addition will include capabilities for local adaptive grid refinement and parallel computing. The final product will find commercial application by engineers and scientists in the combustion, chemical process and waste incineration industries that need to perform detailed analysis of complex chemically reacting flows in a cost effective manner.

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