Coupled Pyrolysis, Radiant Heat Transfer, and Fluid Dynamics Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A112-075-0108
Amount: $149,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-075
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, -
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian York
 Principal Scientist
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Neeraj Sinha
Title: Vice President
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Research Institution
The proposed Phase I effort involves the formulation of an advanced model for accurately simulating the post burn out effects in solid rocket motors. This all encompassing model will account for known physical phenomena such as pyrolysis, heat conduction, fluid dynamics, and radiative transport within the motor chamber. Several high fidelity models currently exist to model these physical processes and innovative approaches will be developed to successfully couple these models into an existing state of the art CFD code. In Phase I we will focus on coupling the fluid dynamics with a radiative heat transfer model that accounts for the effects of the gas and particles demonstrating the effects for a simple unit problem. The plan developed in Phase I will be systematically implemented in Phase II and will include motor specific submodels for the pyrolysis and heat transfer. The end result will be an all encompassing end-to-end model that can be utilized to accurately predict post burn out phenomena in solid rocket motors. It is envisioned that the resulting upgraded CFD model will also be invaluable in modeling the solid rocket motor, nozzle, and exhaust plume flowfield from ignition to burn out as well.

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