Soot Nucleation/Growth Dynamics and Performance/Environmental Impact

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$78,400.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
28076
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aero Optics, Inc.
655 Deep Valley Dr.,#335, Rolling Hills Est, CA, 90274
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
G. Newton Freeman
(310) 541-1933
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this project is to implement and demonstrate a comprehensive physical model and practical computation tool for predicting/analyzing soot formation due to hydrocarbon-fuel combustion is liquid-propellant rockets. A state-of-science approach is proposed for understanding/ quantifying soot formation mechanisms/rates and for investigating/ designing methods to minimize the mass/number of soot particles and to mitigate the associated adverse effects on engine efficiency, hard lifetime, plume visibility, and environmental quality. The research will exploit/extend/combine recent experimental findings and theoretical advancements in multiple related technical disciplines: internal/external viscous gas dynamics, coupled multiphase nonequilibrium chemistry, propellant droplet vaporization/diffusion/combustion, soot particle nucleation/growth kinetics, and soot-surface chemistry/affinity. The Phase I effort will produce/demonstrate a prototype computer code as a basis for extension/validation/experimentation under Phase II

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