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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,969.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0399
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-029-0219
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-T029
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
THERMOANALYTICS, INC.
23440 Airpark Blvd, P.O. Box 66, Calumet, MI, 49913
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
943826859
Principal Investigator:
Gordon Nelson
Principle Investigator
(906) 482-9560
gordon.nelson@thermoanalytics.com
Business Contact:
Craig Makens
Director, Sales & Marketing
(906) 482-9560
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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