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Afterburning Missile Base Flow Modeling and Analyses

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0176
Agency Tracking Number: A131-006-0123
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-006
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-02-03
Small Business Information
6210 Keller's Church Road
Pipersville, PA -
United States
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Brickman
 Senior Research Scientist
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Brian York
Title: Treasurer and Principal Scientst
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Research Institution

Finite-rate turbulence- chemistry interaction methodology will be implemented in the CRAFT CFD code to improve high-speed afterburning base flow predictions. UMiss/NCPA will conduct hot-rocket model tests with afterburning and collect base region and plume data along with Schlieren and IR imagery to extend the data base for validation of the computational models under development. CRAFT Tech will implement an EDC turbulent chemistry model for application with finite-rate reactions which is computationally efficient and a more sophisticated MEPDF method for turbulence chemistry interactions which has recently been extended for application to high-speed flows. The MEPDF method is more computationally expensive but can provide state-of-the-art accuracy in high-speed finite-rate turbulent chemistry modeling. The NCPA afterburning hot-rocket experiment will be simulated with both the EDC and MEPDF methods with finite-rate reactions and simulation results compared to the NCPA data collected as part of the Phase I effort and a plan for Phase II model refinement/validation will be formulated including the acquisition of hot-rocket PIV data in Phase II.

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