Scramjet/Ramjet Heat Exchanger Analysis Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2578
Agency Tracking Number: F051-192-0751
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-192
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
880 Jupiter Park Drive, Suite 8, Jupiter, FL, 33458
DUNS: 017391348
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Gamble
 Aero/Thermal Lead Engineer
 (561) 741-3441
 egamble@spiritech.cc
Business Contact
 Rich DeFrancesco
Title: President
Phone: (561) 741-3441
Email: defran@spiritech.cc
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A ramjet/scramjet heat exchanger design and optimization tool is proposed for rapid analyses of complex thermal cooling systems. In the emerging field of high-speed aerospace, it is necessary that rapid modeling of complex thermal systems be accomplished to enable the trade studies required to optimize the design for weight, cost, and performance. To meet this need, SPIRITECH proposes the development of a ramjet/scramjet heat exchanger design and optimization tool that performs a thermal analysis of the heat exchanger, assesses its structural strength, and optimizes the heat exchanger design to minimize the cooling flow requirement and the heat exchanger weight. Options for the coolant fuel, including various jet fuels and endothermic additives, will be made available so that various fuels may be evaluated. In addition, options for various material properties will also be included. The Phase I effort will focus on developing the thermal and structural models as well as the optimization routine, resulting in a working code. This code will be packaged with a user-friendly interface to simplify its use for large trade studies. The Phase II effort will provide test data for code verification and will incorporate enhancements to improve accuracy and reduce run time.

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