Development of Modeling Methods and Tools for Two-Phase Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,969.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0399
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-029-0219
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-T029
Small Business Information
THERMOANALYTICS, INC.
23440 Airpark Blvd, P.O. Box 66, Calumet, MI, 49913
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
943826859
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Nelson
 Principle Investigator
 (906) 482-9560
 gordon.nelson@thermoanalytics.com
Business Contact
 Craig Makens
Title: Director, Sales & Marketing
Phone: (906) 482-9560
Email: craig.makens@thermoanalytics.com
Research Institution
 CLEMSON UNIV.
 Jay M Ochterbeck
 Dept of Mechanical Engineering
220 Fluor Daniel Building
Clemson, SC, 29634
 (864) 656-3292
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In this proposal ThermoAnalytics and Clemson University have jointly proposed to develop a modeling capability for two phase electronics cooling that would use the commercial thermal analysis package MuSES as a framework. Three high level tasks are defined in the work plan. In Task 1 component models for a microchannel heat sink and a spray cooling device will be developed. These will be drawn from the technical literature. In Task 2 the existing fluid stream feature in MuSES will be enhanced to include a fully time accurate, two phase flow capability. A key technical challenge in this task is the implementation of a time accurate numerical solver for one dimensional two phase flow. Task 3 consists of testing program, to be carried out at Clemson University, for the purpose of validating the models. This testing program will be lead by Dr. Jay Ochterbeck, professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson.

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