Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne awarded AFRL contracts

  • 18-Nov-2010 04:51 EST

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $1.35 million contract to develop improved computational tools to better predict combustion stability of hydrocarbon-fueled liquid rocket engines. The Advanced Liquid Rocket Engine Stability Technology - High Fidelity Model (ALREST-HFM) will be designed to improve the prediction of combustion instability using a combination of advanced algorithms and CFD. P&WR will team with Georgia Institute of Technology, which will provide computational code for the software; and HyPerComp Inc., a company that specializes in the research and development of computational tools for electromagnets, fluid mechanics, combustion, and magneto-hydrodynamics. The AFRL also awarded P&WR a $2.35 million contract through 2013 to perform risk-reduction tests on key components of the Third Generation Reusable Booster (3GRB) rocket engine design. The 3GRB is a technology demonstration program for future USAF spaceflight missions. Last year, P&WR won the first phase of the 3GRB contract. The second phase will focus on risk-reduction tests aimed at maturing the most critical technologies to that engine's design.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-10-20
The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2017-01-03
NRL scientists have demonstrated metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices.
2016-12-20
Industrial aluminum slabs are typically produced by blending small amounts of copper or manganese in a reservoir of molten aluminum that is rapidly cooled, a process known as direct-chill casting. Variations in the way these elements solidify can yield uneven results that weaken the final product.
2016-10-18
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Optical Sciences Division and Material Science Division have detected acoustic emissions from cracks in riveted lap joints using a distributed feedback fiber laser-acoustic emission sensor.

Related Items

Training / Education
2013-02-20
Book
2008-07-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-10-25
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-10-19
Training / Education
2013-04-09