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Examination Of Flow Dynamics And Passive Cooling In An Ultra Compact Combustor, Tylor C. Rathsack Mar 2019

Examination Of Flow Dynamics And Passive Cooling In An Ultra Compact Combustor, Tylor C. Rathsack

Theses and Dissertations

The Ultra Compact Combustor (UCC) promises to greatly reduce the size of a gas turbine engine’s combustor by altering the manner in which fuel is burnt. Differing from the common axial flow combustor, the UCC utilizes a rotating flow, coaxial to the engine’s primary axis, in an outboard circumferential cavity as the primary combustion zone. The present study investigates two key UCC facets required to further this combustor design. The first area of investigation is cooling of the Hybrid Guide Vane (HGV). This UCC specific hardware acts as a combustor center body that alters the exit flow angle ...


Quantifying The Performance Of The Protodune Single Phase Neutrino Detector Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Dillon Pedersen Jan 2019

Quantifying The Performance Of The Protodune Single Phase Neutrino Detector Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Dillon Pedersen

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this research is to provide scientifically-valid computationally generated data of the flow, thermal, and impurity data of the ProtoDUNE single phase detector. Results are compared and validated against an actual detector that is currently being utilized to collect temperature and impurity data. This research will investigate the flows inside these detection chambers using computational fluid dynamics to find approximate solutions to the governing equations of fluid mechanics. Impurity and flow data will allow researchers to determine if results collected are being obstructed by high levels of impurity. Novel approaches have been developed to strike a balance between ...


Computational Fluid Dynamics Models Of Electromagnetic Levitation Experiments In Reduced Gravity, Gwendolyn Bracker Jan 2019

Computational Fluid Dynamics Models Of Electromagnetic Levitation Experiments In Reduced Gravity, Gwendolyn Bracker

Masters Theses

Electromagnetic levitation experiments provide a powerful tool that allows for the study of nucleation, solidification and growth in a containerless processing environment. Containerless processing allows for the study of reactive melts at elevated temperatures without chemical interactions or contamination from a container. Further, by removing the interface between the liquid and its container, this processing technique allows for greater access to the undercooled region for solidification studies. However, in these experiments it is important to understand the magnetohydrodynamic flow within the sample and the effects that this fluid flow has on the experiment.

A recent solidification study found that aluminum-nickel ...


Urans V&V For Kcs Free Running Course Keeping And Maneuvering Simulations In Calm Water And Regular Head/Oblique Waves, Dong-Hwan Kim Jan 2019

Urans V&V For Kcs Free Running Course Keeping And Maneuvering Simulations In Calm Water And Regular Head/Oblique Waves, Dong-Hwan Kim

Theses and Dissertations

The capability of CFD is assessed by utilizing CFDShip-Iowa V4.5 for the prediction of the 6DOF motion responses, forces, moments and the local flow field of the 2.7m KCS model in various weather/operating conditions. The discretized propeller is preferred and the rudder is designed to be active up to ±35 degrees. Grid triplets are generated with the refinement ratio √2 and verification is achieved for the resistance and propeller open water tests while for the other tests is only partially fulfilled. The verification shows unsmooth convergence, however, the errors from grid triplets are small. The propeller open ...