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STTR Phase I: Experimentally Validated Simulation Tool for Two-Phase Microscale…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88471
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740353
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
D & P LLC
3409 N. 42nd Pl. Phoenix, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Experimentally Validated Simulation Tool for Two-Phase Microscale Flows
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740353
Award Amount: $149,972.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a two-phase cooling system analysis tool based on a two-phase gas-kinetic BGK-Burnett solver. Different from the macroscopic Burnett approach, the gas-kinetic BGK-Burnett solver is unconditionally stable for all Knudsen numbers. Whereas it is almost impossible to correctly set up the boundary condition for the Burnett equations, this can be easily done in the BGK-Burnett solver with the Maxwell boundary condition, re-emitting the particles from the boundary according to the accommodation coefficient. This project will simulate two-phase micro-channel flows; two-phase flow and flow boiling of pure fluids in micro-channels will be used to examine the capabilities and limitations of the proposed methodology. The broader impact/commercial potential of this technology would be the ability to simulate the flows in ultra-compact heat exchangers, miniature and micro pumps, miniature compressors, micro-turbines, micro thermal systems for distributed power production, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Yichuan Fang
PhD
4807511198
fangyichuan@d-p-llc.com

Business Contact:

Yichuan Fang
PhD
4807511198
fangyichuan@d-p-llc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

D&P LLC
3409 N. 42nd Pl. Phoenix, AZ 85018

EIN/Tax ID: 743185214
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
302 Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108
Contact: Suresh Garimella
Contact Phone: (480) 751-1198
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university