Innovative Simulation and Analysis Tool for Vehicle Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-08-C-0087
Agency Tracking Number: A072-214-2099
Amount: $119,287.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-214
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
23440 Airpark Blvd, P.O. Box 66, Calumet, MI, 49913
DUNS: 943826859
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Craig Cless
 Senior Engineer
 (248) 380-4348
Business Contact
 Craig Makens
Title: Director, Sales & Marketing
Phone: (906) 482-9560
Research Institution
Military vehicles are being deployed in extremely hot environments. Designing optimized cooling systems has become a considerable challenge. System performance can be optimized if system integrators can analyze proposed configurations rapidly and accurately, while keeping pace with an evolving vehicle design. A modeling tool to support rapid trade studies of vehicle thermal management system variants integrated into vehicle design variants is proposed to meet this need. We are proposing to add features to MuSES, the Army standard for thermal and IR signature analysis of ground vehicles, to enable rapid, easy-to-setup analyses of engine cooling systems. We intend to create a library of 1D, or limited node number models of component parts, including values for parameters necessary to describe their thermal behavior. We will then create a means to include these 1D models within a 3D MuSES vehicle model, so a designer can investigate the cooling performance quickly and easily. These features, combined with MuSES’ ability to model a complete vehicle in a natural weather environment, will produce the desired prototyping modeling capability.

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