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Advanced Turbine Blade Cooling Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105328
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.10
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Micro Cooling Concepts, Inc.
7522 Slater Ave. Suite 122 Huntington Beach, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Advanced Turbine Blade Cooling Techniques
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD93P
Award Amount: $99,321.00
 

Abstract:

Gas turbine engine technology is constantly challenged to operate at higher combustor outlet temperatures. In a modern gas turbine engine, these temperatures can exceed the blade and disk material limits by 600<SUP>o</SUP>F or more, necessitating both internal and film cooling schemes in addition to the use of thermal barrier coatings. Internal convective cooling is inadequate in many blade locations, and both internal and film cooling approaches can lead to significant performance penalties in the engine.Micro Cooling Concepts has developed a turbine blade cooling concept that provides enhanced internal impingement cooling effectiveness via the use of micro-structured impingement surfaces. These surfaces significantly increase the cooling capability of the impinging flow, as compared to a conventional untextured surface. This approach can be combined with microchannel cooling and external film cooling to tailor the cooling capability per the external heating profile. The cooling system can then be optimized to minimize impact on engine performance.

Principal Investigator:

David S. Underwood
Principal Investigator
7148479945
daveunderwood@microcoolingconcepts.com

Business Contact:

Jack Fryer
Business Official
7148479945
jayfryer@microcoolingconcepts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Micro Cooling Concepts, Inc.
7522 Slater Avenue, #122 Huntington Beach, CA 92647-7738

EIN/Tax ID: 330928791
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No