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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:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Modeling Tools for Two-Phase Electronics Cooling Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0095
Award Amount: $498,354.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objective of the proposed Phase II study will be to develop fast and accurate computational tools for the design of two-phase cooling hardware for high-flux defense electronics. These tools will be developed for systems utilizing three different cooling schemes: micro-channel cooling, spray cooling and jet-impingement cooling. The proposed tools will incorporate physics-based models for two-phase sprays and jets that have resulted from the Phase I study, in addition to micro-channel cooling models developed at Purdue University. The Phase II study will be performed over three periods, a base period and two option periods. Efforts during the base period will focus on compiling and programming models for two-phase pressure drop, two-phase heat transfer coefficient and critical heat flux for micro-channel flow. In addition, benchmark models for those same parameters will be programmed for comparison purposes. Predictions of the computer code will then be validated against select micro-channel databases. Work during the first option period will focus on programming the models for both spray cooling and jet-impingement cooling, and on validating the predictions of the computer code against select databases for both configurations. During the second option period, a critical Navy application will be identified for implementation of the proposed code. A systematic methodology will be developed for designing a cooling system for the selected application, and code predictions will be compared to existing databases for the same application.

Principal Investigator:

Michael T. Meyer
Project Engineer
7654636516
im@mudawar.com

Business Contact:

Issam Mudawar
President
7654636516
im@mudawar.com
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 UNIVERISTY
Assistant VP for Research
Hovde Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Contact: John Schneider
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5532
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university