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Modeling Tools for Two-Phase Electronics Cooling Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83463
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-029-0128
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MUDAWAR THERMAL SYSTEMS, INC.
1291 Cumberland Avenue, Suite G West Lafayette, IN 47906 1385
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Modeling Tools for Two-Phase Electronics Cooling Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0395
Award Amount: $69,980.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed study will develop robust, physics-based models of two-phase cooling for high-flux defense and power electronics. These models will be used during the follow-up study to develop fast and accurate computational tools for the design of cooling hardware at the device, module and system levels for three different cooling schemes: micro-channel cooling, spray cooling and jet-impingement cooling. Since recent studies by the proposing team have resulted in complete physics-based models for micro-channel cooling, the proposed Phase I study will focus on developing the spray and jet-impingement cooling models. Key objectives of the Phase I study will be to (1) develop fluid flow and heat transfer models for spray cooling that address the complexities of spray formation, droplet break-up and impact with the device surface, as well as burnout, (2) develop fluid flow and heat transfer models for two-phase jet-impingement cooling using rectangular jets, which address all complexities of orifice flow, entrainment, wall jet formation and growth, and burnout. Physics-based modeling and dimensionless representation of key performance parameters, such as pressure drop, two-phase heat transfer coefficient and burnout heat flux, will ensure universal applicability of the proposed models to coolants with drastically different thermophysical properties.

Principal Investigator:

John Meyer
Project Engineer
7654636516
im@mudawar.com

Business Contact:

John Schneider
Assistant Vice President/Research
7654945532
jas@purdue.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

MUDAWAR THERMAL SYSTEMS, INC.
1291 Cumberland Avenue, Suite G West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 351860852
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PURDUE UNIV.
Hovde Hall
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Contact: John Schneider
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5532
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university