Spectral LES/FMDF for Simulation of Turbulent Combustion Interaction in High Speed Flow on Unstructured Grids

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-2176
Agency Tracking Number: O10B-001-1013
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-T001
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
Enabling Energy Systems
9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, IN, -
DUNS: 809601284
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Farzad Mashayek
 (630) 217-7610
Business Contact
 Monica Tith
Title: CFO
Phone: (773) 218-3598
Email: tith1126@comcast.net
Research Institution
 Michigan State University
 Farhad A Jaberi
 Dept. of Mechanical Eng.
2555 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI, 48824-1226
 (517) 432-4678
 Nonprofit college or university
The focus of this project is on large-eddy simulation (LES) of high-speed turbulent reacting flows. The Enabling Energy Systems (EES) Inc., has assembled a well-experienced team of experts to tackle all the main issues involved in modeling of such complex flows. The members of this team are proposing several innovative ideas and have a long history of working together with complementary expertise. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop advanced LES software based on a"high-order spectral element method on unstructured grid"that has been developed by the PI"s group within the last decade. The combustion modeling will be via the accurate, pdf-based,"filtered mass density function (FMDF)"method that has been developed, implemented, and tested for subsonic flows by Professor Jaberi"s group at Michigan State University. MSU will be the main subcontractor on this project and will help EES to implement and test FMDF in our spectral element code for high-speed flows. Shock discontinuities will be captured using an"entropy viscosity"approach that will be developed by Professor Jacobs for our spectral method. Professor Jacobs has extensive experience with spectral methods and will serve as a consultant. Several tests have been identified to validate the software.

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