NASA Spinoff Database: Modeling Tools Predict Flow in Fluid Dynamics

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2010
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-195
Category: Computer Technology
Origin: Software for modeling cryogenic fluid flows in liquid propulsion systems

Because rocket engines operate under extreme temperature and pressure, they present a unique challenge to designers who must test and simulate the technology. To this end, CRAFT Tech Inc., of Pipersville, Pennsylvania, won Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts from Marshall Space Flight Center to develop software to simulate cryogenic fluid flows and related phenomena. CRAFT Tech enhanced its CRUNCH CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software to simulate phenomena in various liquid propulsion components and systems. Today, both government and industry clients in the aerospace, utilities, and petrochemical industries use the software for analyzing existing systems as well as designing new ones.

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Page Number in Published book: 116
Manufacturer: CRAFT Tech Inc.

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