2nd Law Based Design and Analysis Tools for Optimization of Aerospace Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,953.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-05-C-3537
Award Id:
67808
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-245-3016
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2161 Gundry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA, 90755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133626544
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker
President
(562) 981-7797
myles.baker@m4-engineering.com
Business Contact:
Maureen Baker
Vice President
(562) 981-7797
maureen.baker@m4-engineering.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed effort builds on an existing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework for high speed air vehicles to investigate the applicability of 2nd law 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. The existing MDO framework will be modified to allow calculation of 2nd law based system figures of merit, and to determine the mechanisms and subsystems responsible for vehicle performance losses and inefficencies. An analysis and optimization of two hypersonic vehicles will be performed using the new 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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