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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-11-M-2176
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-001-1013
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T001
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
809601284
Principal Investigator:
Farzad Mashayek
President
(630) 217-7610
mashayek@uic.edu
Business Contact:
Monica Tith
CFO
(773) 218-3598
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
Abstract
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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