Soot Nucleation/Growth Dynamics and Performance/Environmental Impact

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28076
Amount: $78,400.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
655 Deep Valley Dr.,#335, Rolling Hills Est, CA, 90274
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 G. Newton Freeman
 (310) 541-1933
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Research Institution
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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