Exergy-Based Design and Analysis for Optimization of Aerospace Components and Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,947.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-3425
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-245-3016
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-245
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
M4 ENGINEERING, INC.
4201 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 303, Long Beach, CA, 90807
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
133626544
Principal Investigator
 Myles Baker
 President
 (562) 981-7797
 myles.baker@m4-engineering.com
Business Contact
 Myles Baker
Title: President
Phone: (562) 981-7797
Email: myles.baker@m4-engineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed effort builds on an existing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework for high speed air vehicles to investigate the applicability of exergy-based optimization criteria to vehicle design. This will result in a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization process focused on the second-law assessment and improvement of aerospace vehicles, including the disciplines of Propulsion, Aerodynamics, and Trajectory (as well as Geometry). Building on an existing MDO process allows a relatively ambitious program to be accomplished during Phase I. The existing framework will be modified to allow calculation of exergy-based system figures of merit, and an optimization of a reference hypersonic vehicle will be performed using the new exergy based method as well as a conventional weight based optimization. The results of these applications will be used to identify strengths of exergy based methods for optimization of flight vehicles.

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