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Advanced Technology (AT) | technology, concepts & modeling (tcm)

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Aluminum Combustor
The Technology, Concepts and Modeling Department (TCM) develops technology for power system modeling, optimization, and integration as well as energy production from a wide range of chemical fuels and oxidizers.  TCM advances technologies that enable the development of innovative concepts such as a hybrid unmanned undersea vehicle that geometrically morphs or changes shape in response to a range of requirements for storage, elimination of waste volume, and enhanced mission endurance.

Expertise:

  • Applied chemistry
  • Combustor design and testing, including:
    • Aluminum-burning vortex combustion research
    • Molten alkali alloy combustion research
  • Turbine design and testing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Finite Element Analysis and mechanical design
  • Simulink
  • Conceptual power plant and system modeling