OF COMBUSTORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$22,646.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1092
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Virginia Research Associates
607 Rainbow Ridge Drive, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. JOSEPH A. SCHETZ
(703) 961-6611
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR VISUALIZING THE FLOW IN WATER TUNNEL OF COMBUSTORS AND MIXERS IS PROPOSED. THE TECHNIQUE IS BASED UPON THE USE OF A NEWLY DEVELOPED TYPE OF MATERIAL - NEUTRAL-DENSITY, BILIQUID FOAMS OR "POLYAPHRONS." THESE MATERIALS ARE SMALL, SPHERICAL GLOBULES OF ONE LIQUID ENCAPSULATED IN A THIN FILM OF ANOTHER LIQUID. THEY DO NOT DISSOLVE, BREAK-UP OR COALESCE WHEN INJECTED INTO WATER. THEY ARE EASY TO SEE AND PHOTOGRAPH IN WATER, AND THEY CAN ALSO BE DYED TO A VARIETY OF INTENSE COLORS. PRELIMINARY TESTING HAS SHOWN GREAT POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS OVER ALL EXISTING METHODS. THE PHASE I PROGRAM INVOLVES A THOROUGH TRIAL APPLICATION USING A REALISTIC COMBUSTOR MODEL AT REPRESENTATIVE TEST CONDITIONS.

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