Rapid Thermal Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3032
Amount: $69,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: A03-235
Solitcitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
THERMOANALYTICS, INC.
23440 Airpark Blvd, P.O. Box 66, Calumet, MI, 49913
Duns: 943826859
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Allen Curran
 Principal Engineer
 (906) 482-9560
 arc@ThermoAnalytics.com
Business Contact
 Keith Johnson
Title: President
Phone: (906) 482-9560
Email: krj@ThermoAnalytics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ThermoAnalytics proposes to create a streamlined process from CAD-to-thermal-model suitable for rapid prototyping and for virtual field-testing in synthetic natural environments. The use of thermal predictions in such applications has been restricted by the time required to build thermal models. Creating a mesh from geometry, adjusting the mesh to support thermal modeling, and model preprocessing can be painstaking and time-consuming. To achieve its goal, ThermoAnalytics will investigate innovative techniques to accelerate the thermal modeling process, and build a suite of tools to automate the most time-consuming modeling tasks. These tools address specific needs of designers and analysts: automated construction of meshes given CAD geometry, innovative "meshless" thermal solutions, and diagnostic and quick fix tools to repair meshes and models. ThermoAnalytics will also upgrade MuSES so that it is more tolerant of modeling defects, and to reduce model pre-processing time - specifically - the computation of radiation view factors. These improvements will alleviate user burden and reduce computational time. The resulting acceleration of the thermal modeling process will increase the size of the design space that can be explored during rapid design processes as well as permitting the introduction of new designs rapidly into real-time scene simulations.

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