About Combustion Rese
Combustion Rese is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Missile Interceptor Base Flow Simulation. The abstract given for this project is as follows: The program focuses on turbulence modeling enhancements for predicting hypersonic interceptor base flows, using existing benchmark data sets. Unified k and algebraic stress (EASM) turbulence models, shown to adequately simulate fundamental high-speed jet data sets and now being validated with PIV data sets in a NASA Marshall program focused on baseflows, will be used. Complimentary Large Eddy Simulations (LES) will provide additional turbulence statistics that are not readily/reliably measured. The data will support enhancements to the CRAFT Tech unified k- turbulence model. The impact of employing a variable turbulent Prandtl and Schmidt number methodology, based on a two-equation scalar variance framework, will be considered for reacting and non-reacting base flows. The effort will lead to extended validation of enhanced turbulence modeling tools, increased reliability of base drag & heat flux predictions and fills a major gap at the US Army by improving upon base region simulation capabilities required for design of hypersonic interceptors. The program will also conduct initial planning for acquisition of 'high-quality' baseflow data in the 12'X12' tunnel at the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA), utilizing non-intrusive diagnostics.