Kinetic Mechanisms for Reacting Flow CFD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-2660
Agency Tracking Number:
O054-002-1009
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
REACTION SYSTEMS, LLC
1814 19th Street, Golden, CO, 80401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196231166
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Hitch
CEO and Chief Engineer
(303) 278-4436
rxnsys@comcast.net
Business Contact:
Todd Leeson
Chief Financial Officer
(303) 881-7992
leeson4448@msn.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Gayle F Lund
Dept. of Contracts and Grants
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
(213) 740-7762
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Development of scramjet engines is hindered by the lack of fast and accurate turbulent reacting flow CFD tools. In Phase I of this STTR project, Reaction Systems, LLC investigated a fundamentally new approach to reducing the computational burden of detailed chemistry that holds great promise in lowering this computational burden. This new approach significantly reduces the number of chemical species that must be tracked with conservation equations in the CFD code while simultaneously maintaining the accuracy of the original full detailed kinetic mechanism by rendering the relevant "chemical information" in a form that is readily accessible. In Phase II we will broaden the work already accomplished in Phase I by extending our current detailed kinetic mechanism to model JP-7 fuel, create a reduced JP-7 mechanism, then demonstrate using the reduced mechanism in a full-3D reacting flow CFD code. Success in this effort will substantially improve both the accuracy and productivity of CFD-based scramjet design work as well as open many commercial possibilities with current users of reacting flow CFD such as aircraft engine and automobile manufacturers.

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