CFD ANALYSIS OF GAS TURBINE AGUMENTER IGNITION/BLOWOUT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,885.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10150
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Seca Inc
2211 Bob Wallace Ave - Ste 203, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard C Farmer
(205) 534-2008
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) ANALYSIS OF IGNITION AND BLOWOUT IN GAS TURBINE AUGMENERS IS PROPOSED IN ORDER TO IMPROVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IGNITION AND OF METHODS OF MAINTAINING STABLE COMBUSION. THE INTERACTION OF AERODYNAMICS AND COMBUSTION CHEMISTRY IS SO COMPLEX THAT GAS TURBINE AFTERBURNER DESIGN HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED BY USING EMPIRICAL CORRELATIONS AND EXPERIENCE. COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT ALGORITHMS TO SOLVE THE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS ON SUPER COMPUTERS WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE NEW DESIGN TOOLS FOR ANALYZING IGNITION AND BLOWOUT PHENOMENA. AN UNDERSTANDING BASED ON THIS MORE RIGOROUS ANALYSIS WILL RESULT IN BETTER, MORE RELIABLE DESIGNS FOR STABILIZING LOW PRESSURE, LOW SPEED FLAMES.

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