Modeling Tools for Two-Phase Electronics Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$498,354.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0095
Award Id:
83463
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-029-0128
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1291 Cumberland Avenue, Suite G, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
809830557
Principal Investigator:
Michael Meyer
Project Engineer
(765) 463-6516
im@mudawar.com
Business Contact:
Issam Mudawar
President
(765) 463-6516
im@mudawar.com
Research Institute:
PURDUE UNIVERISTY
John Schneider
Assistant VP for Research
Hovde Hall
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
(765) 494-5532
Nonprofit college or university
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.

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