UAH

Current PRC Projects

FY 2012 Active Awards (Dr. Frederick Jr.)

Agency Description
AMRDEC SED "Guided MLRS (GMLRS) Insensitive Munitions Rocket Motor and Launch Pad Containter," 9/27/2011 to 9/30/2012; Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert A. Frederick, Jr., $599,319.
AMRDEC SED "GMLRS Insensitive Munitions Rocket Motor and Launch Pod Container Study Part B," 07/24/12 to 07/19/13, Dr. Robert A. Frederick, Jr., $480,001.
ASG ASG, "2011-2012 University Space Launch Initiative," 10/1/2011 to 9/30/2012, Principal Investigator: Robert A. Frederick, Jr., $5,000.
ATK "2.75 Inch Nozzle Characterization," 3/15/2012 to 9/30/2012, Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert A. Frederick, Jr. $86,575.
ATK "Robotic Spacecraft Analysis," Principal Investigators: Slegers, N. and Frederick, R.A., Jr., November, 2011 to March 31, 2012, $59,225.92.
CRAFT Tech "STTR Phase II/Novel Design of Orifice Type Control Elements for Mitigating Instabilities," 7/16/2012 to 5/27/14, Principal Investigator, Dr. David Lineberry, $299,942.
Exquadrum, Inc. "STTR Phase 1/Advanced Design and Manufacturing Techniques, Booster Technologies," 5/2/2012 to 8/14/2012, $29,865.
GSFC/ASGC "ASGC/2012-2013 Fellowship Programs (Sweeney)," 8/1/2012 to 7/31/2013, Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert A. Frederick Jr., $37,000.
MDA "Innovative Propulsion Technology Support," HQ0147-11-C-6006, 2/10/2011 to 10/31/2012, CO-I Robert A. Frederick, Jr. with Dr. Mike Griffin and Dr. Richard Tyson as PIs, $594,698 (PRC); $1,330,695 (total award).
NASA MSFC "Design, Development, and Launch of a Reusable Rocket and Science Payload," Principal Investigator: Robert A. Frederick, Jr., $3,000.
Power Innovations "Advanced Propulsion Testing," Principal Investigators: Lineberry, D., and Frederick, R.A., Jr., 8/1/2012 to 9/31/2012, $28,733.
University of Maryland "One Constellation University Institutes Project (CUIP), Laboratory-Scale Methodology for Injector Element Combustion Repsonse," Print Contract NCC 3989; 10/1/2007 to 9/31/2012; Principal Investigator: Robert A. Frederick, Jr.; $409, 545.

Publications

FY 2012 Refereed Publications

Journals

  1. S.C. Hsu, T.J. Awe, S. Brockington, A. Case, J.T. Cassibry, G. Kagan, S.J. Messer, M. Stanic, X. Tang, D.R. Welch, and F.D. Witherspoon, "Spherically Imploding Plasma Liners as a Standoff Driver for Magneto-Inertial Fusion,” IEE Trans. on Plasma Science, special issue for 2011 ICOPS plenary & invited talks, peer reviewed, in review for publication in 2012, accepted

Conference Papers

  1. Cavender, D.P., Mireles, O.R., Broadway, J.W., andFrendi, A., “Design of Uranium-Dioxide Plasma Spheroidization System”, Accepted to the AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, 2012.
  2. Peugeot, J.W., and Frendi, A., “Flow Induced Vibrations in Rocket Engine Manifold”, Accepted to the AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2012.
  3. Hahn, P.V., and Frendi, A., “On the Interaction of 3D Protuberances with a Supersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer”, Accepted to the AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2012.
  4. Brown, M.R., and Frendi, A., “ Supersonic Jet Impingement on a Flat Plate”, Accepted to the AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2012.

FY 2011

Journal Articles

  1. Awe, T. J., Adams, C. S., Davis, J.S., Hanna, D. S., Hsu, S. C., Cassibry, J. T., “One-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamic scaling studies of imploding spherical plasma liners,” Physics of Plasmas 18,072705, (2011).
  2. Girgis, B., FrendiA., “A Generalized Parallel Processing Framework for Unstructured Higher Order Finite Element Methods using EBE-GMRES and MPI. Submitted to the Journal of Computational Physics,September 2011.
  3. Fisher, A., Frendi, A., and Christopher, S.A., “Using Satellite Remote Sensing to Monitor Rocket Launch Induced Pollution”, accepted for publication in theInternational Journal of Remote Sensing, December 2011.
  4. Al Musleh, A., and Frendi, A., “On the Effect of a Flexible Structure on Boundary Layer Stability and Transition”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 7, July 2011, pp. 071103-1 to 071103-6.
  5. Dunn, M.C., Shotorban, B., and Frendi, A., “Uncertainty Quantification of Turbulence Model Coefficients via Latin Hypercube Sampling Method”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 4, April 2011, pp. 041402-1 to 041402-041402-7.
  6. M. S. Balasubramanyam, D. Lineberry, C.P. Chen, and D.B. Landrum,  “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Non-Axisymmetric Strut Based Ejector” International Journal of Hypersonics, Vol 1, No. 3, Sept, 2010.

 Conference Papers

  1. Eberhart,C., Lineberry, D., and Frederick, R.A., Jr., “Near-field Film Thickness Measurements of an LPRE SwirlInjector Spray,” AIAA Paper 2011-5926.
  2. Evans, J.L. “Effect of Surface Roughness on the Oxidation Behaviorof the Ni-Base Superalloy ME3,” Journalof Materials Engineering and Performance, Volume19, Number 7,October 2010, pp. 1001-1004.
  3. Findley,K.O., Evans, J.L., and Saxena A., “A CriticalAssessment of Fatigue Crack Nucleation and Growth Models for Ni- and Ni,Fe-BaseSuperalloys” International MaterialsReviews, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2011, pp. 49-71.
  4. Evans,J.L., “Method for Comparing the Crack Tip Kinetics During Creep-Fatigue Loadingof Nickel-Base Superalloys,” MaterialsScience and Engineering A, Volume 528, Number 15, June 15, 2011, pp. 5306-5308.
  5. S. Thompson and J. Cassibry, “Euler Equations Flow Field Dependent Finite Element Method,” 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 4 - 7 January 2011,  Orlando, Florida, AIAA 2011-1210.
  6. Cassibry, J. T., Stanic, M., Hsu, Scott, Witherspoon, D. and Gilmore, M., “Scaling laws for merging and implosion of discrete plasma jets,” 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 4 - 7 January 2011, Orlando,  Florida, AIAA-2011-963.
  7. T. Polsgrove, S. Fincher, R. B. , Adams, J. Cassibry, R. Cortez, M. Turner, C. D. Maples, J. N., Miernik, G. N. Statham, L. Fabisinski, J. Santarius, T. Percy,              “Design of Z-pinch and Dense Plasma Focus Powered Vehicles,”  49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 4 - 7 January 2011,Orlando, Florida, AIAA 2011-962.
  8. Stanic, M., Cassibry, J. T., Stellingwerf, R. F., Chou, C-C., Fryxell, B.J., Abarzhi, S.I., “Validation of SPHC and Crash codes in modeling of linear and      non-linear Richtmyer-Meshkov instabilities,” 20th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 27 - 03 June 2011, Honolulu, HW, AIAA-2011-3400.
  9. Loverich, J., Hakim, A., Mahalingam, S., Stotz, P. Zhou, S C.D., Keidar, M., Kandrapu,      M., Zhuang, T.,Cassibry, J., Hatcher, R., “Simulation of laboratory accretion disk and weakly ionized hypersonic flows using Nautilus,” 42nd AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers  Conference, 27 - 03 June 2011, Honolulu, HW, AIAA-2011-4012.
  10. Eberhart, Lineberry, and Frederick, “Near-field Film Thickness Measurements of an LPRE Swirl Injector Spray” AIAA-2011-5928, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, California, July 31-3, 2011
  11. Hitt and Lineberry, “Preliminary Design Assessment of a Liquid Oxygen Component Test System at the UAHuntsville Propulsion Research Center” AIAA-2011-6112, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, California, July 31-3, 2011

 Reports

  1. Dynamic Wind Load Effects and Cumulative Fatigue Damage of Heliostat Drive UnitsJames B. Blackmon, for Phase 1 DOE contract, Low Cost Heliostat Development, under Topic 1) Research and Development (R&D) Concept and Component Feasibility Studies, for the Baseload Concentrating Solar Power Generation. Funding Opportunity Announcement Number:  DE-FOA-0000104 CFDA Number:  81.087
  2. Consideration of Dynamic Response of Heliostat Drive UnitsJames B. Blackmon, for Phase 1 DOE contract, Low Cost Heliostat Development, under Topic 1) Research and Development (R&D) Concept and Component Feasibility Studies, for the Baseload Concentrating Solar Power Generation. Funding Opportunity Announcement Number:  DE-FOA-0000104 CFDA Number:  81.087
  3. Low Cost Heliostat Project, Task 2 James B. Blackmon, Greg Doud,Charles Boyles,Nathan Rigoni, for Phase 1 DOE contract, Low Cost Heliostat Development, under Topic 1) Research and Development (R&D) Concept and Component Feasibility Studies, for the Baseload Concentrating Solar Power Generation. Funding Opportunity Announcement Number:  DE-FOA-0000104 CFDA Number:  81.087
  4. Low Cost Heliostat Project,        Task 3 Drive UnitJames Blackmon, Greg Doud, Charles Boyles, Nathan Rigoni, for Phase 1 DOE contract, Low Cost Heliostat Development, under Topic 1) Research and Development (R&D) Concept and Component Feasibility Studies, for the Baseload Concentrating Solar Power Generation. Funding Opportunity Announcement Number:  DE-FOA-0000104 CFDA Number:  81.087.

Theses

  1. Betts, Erin, “Determination of a New Throttling Liquid Rocket Engine for a Mars Lander,” spring 2011; Advisor:R.A. Frederick, Jr.
  2. Brooks,John, “Evaluating Combustion Instability in a Sub-scale Combustion Experiment with Three Scaling Parameters,” fall 2010; Advisor: R.A. Frederick, Jr.
  3. Eberhart, Chad, “The Effects of Chamber Pressure Variation on Swirl Injector Atomization,” fall 2010; Advisor: R.A. Frederick, Jr.
  4. Brittany Anne Dowell, Numerical Analysis of a Plasmoid Thruster, M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, May 2011, Advisor: Jason Cassibry.
  5. Ross Cortez, Initial Design Process for a Pulsed Thermonuclear Fusion Reaction Engine, M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, August 2011, Advisor: Jason Cassibry.
  6. Mulkey, Henry, “Development of a Liquid Oxygen Facility for Rocket Engine Injector Performance Testing,” fall 2010; Advisor: Hugh Coleman.

Books

  1. Chapter 13, Heliostat Size Analysis, for Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology: Developments and applications - Lovegrove & Stein, Woodhead Publishing, UK. ; James Blackmon.

Patents

  1. Disclosure: Method and Apparatus for Reducing Fatigue and Dynamic Coupling of Power Trains, Inventors:James B. Blackmon and Frederick Gant
  2. Disclosure: Guard Ring Heat Transfer Measurement and Monitoring System, Inventors: James B. Blackmon, Petur Thors, David Lineberry, Evraam Gorgy
  3. Patent Pending: Rocket Based Combined Cycle Propulsion Unit Having External Rocket Thrusters, James B. Blackmon, David B. Landrum, and Sean F. Entrekin.