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Supercritical CO2 Presentation At ASME Turbo Expo

Dr. Ashvin Hosangadi will be presenting at the ASME 2018 Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition in Oslo, Norway. The presentation is titled: “Numerical Simulations of CO2 Compressors at Near-Critical and Sub-Critical Inlet Conditions.” Monday, June 11, 2018, 14:00 PM-15:30 PM Abstract snippet: Supercritical CO2 (SCO2) power cycles take advantage of liquid-like density of CO2 at […]

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JAXA Conducts Detailed Examination of The Flowfield For an Unshrouded Impeller Using CRUNCH CFD

Dr. Hideyo Negishi presented “Numerical Analysis of Unshrouded Impeller Flowfield in the LE-X Liquid Hydrogen Pump” at the 2017 Joint Propulsion Conference. CRUNCH CFD was used by JAXA to perform the 3D, unsteady RANS simulation of the pump.   Abstract: The unshrouded impeller applicable to liquid rocket pumps is a new technology compared to the […]

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JAXA Uses CRUNCH CFD To Predict Film Cooling Performance For A Full-Scale Liquid Rocket Engine

At the 2017 Joint Propulsion Conference, Dr. Yu Daimon presented “Film Cooling Performance Analysis of a Full-scale Liquid Rocket Engine Combustion Chamber Based on a Coupled Combustion and Heat Transfer Simulation.” Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) has investigated CFD techniques to predict regenerative cooling performance since 2009 using the unstructured and density-based solver CRUNCH CFD, […]

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CRUNCH CFD Version 3.2 Released

CRAFT Tech has officially released CRUNCH CFD® 3.2. Please go to the Download page to access the newest version. New Features GUI graphing interface – residuals, boundary flow data, surface forces, and moments Decoupled scalar (COMP) RNG turbulence model (INCOMP/COMP) Local surface roughness model (INCOMP/COMP) Volume source UDF (COMP) Improvements/Changes Higher-Order interpolation for TF BC […]

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CRUNCH CFD Version 3.1 Released

CRAFT Tech has officially released CRUNCH CFD® 3.1. Please go to the Download page to access the newest version. New Features Flamelet model with heat-loss (COMP) NLTE model for compressible flows (COMP) Global surface roughness model (COMP/INCOMP) GUI messaging interface for centralized information display and user input validation Improvements/Changes Create plot files from restart RSN […]

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New CRUNCH Developments Presented at Propulsion Energy 2015

Several representatives from CRAFT Tech will be participating and presenting at the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, July 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Vineet Ahuja will be chairing the Propellant Storage and Management sessions I and II on Monday and Wednesday. Dr. Kevin Brinckman will present “Impinging Fuel Injector Atomization and Combustion Modeling” on Monday, […]

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Virtual Dynamic Interface Presentation At AHS Forum 71

CRAFT Tech has been working with Pennsylvania State University to develop a virtual dynamic interface simulation using fully coupled Navier-Stokes CFD with a helicopter flight dynamics model. Ilker Oruc, PhD candidate at Penn State, will be presenting the initial findings of this effort at the American Helicopter Society International’s Forum 71. This presentation will cover […]

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CRUNCH CFD Version 3.0 Released

CRAFT Tech is proud to announce the release of CRUNCH CFD® 3.0. This is a significant release and includes new capabilities for performing mesh adaption and improving combustion modeling. In addition, we have made numerous performance and user interface upgrades to our software. Please go to the Download page to access the newest version. New […]

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AIAA SciTech 2014

Dr. Vineet Ahuja will be presenting at the upcoming AIAA Science and Technology conference. Delaying the Onset of Stall by Blade Shape Optimization Vineet Ahuja; Chandra Kannepalli; Andrea Zambon; Hadassah Naiman 13 – 17 January 2014 Location: National Harbor, Maryland Venue: Gaylord National  

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