USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Advanced Heat Exchanger (HEX) Scaling Methodologies for High-Performance…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86612
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-050-0452
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRITECH Advanced Products, Inc.
731 N US Highway 1 Suite 1 Tequesta, FL -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Heat Exchanger (HEX) Scaling Methodologies for High-Performance Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2841
Award Amount: $99,988.00
 

Abstract:

A Heat Exchanger analytical tool is proposed for rapid thermal analysis and design optimization of advanced heat exchangers. The numerical model incorporates a user-friendly interface capable of modeling the details of the heat load calculation throughout the heat exchanger, including the details of the coolant flow network. The tool is comprised of a Thermal Model to calculate heat flux and wall temperatures for various heat exchangers; a Flow Model to calculate the coolant pressures and temperatures; a Structural/Weight/Cost Model to calculate the minimum HEX thickness and corresponding weight and cost; an Optimizer Model to optimize the heat exchanger design for thermal performance, cost, and weight, and a Properties Model to provide built-in libraries of material and coolant properties. Heat exchanger characterization and scaling laws are incorporated into each of the models through application of fundamental physical equations. The Phase I effort will develop the basic tool, integrating the scaling laws and cost model for a plate-fin heat exchanger. The models will be integrated into a module for incorporation into Simulink. The Phase II effort will further develop the tool by adding a library of heat exchanger types, transient thermal analysis capability, and detailed flow model and will provide validation data.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Gamble
Aero/Thermal Lead Engineer
5617413441
egamble@spiritech.cc

Business Contact:

Rich DeFrancesco
President
5617413441
defran@spiritech.cc
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPIRITECH ADVANCED PRODUCTS, INC.
731 N US Highway 1 Suite 1 Tequesta, FL 33469

EIN/Tax ID: 651087856
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No