Confined Submerged Jet Enhancement of Regenerative Cooling Heat Transfer Coefficients in Liquid Rocket Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,910.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-12-M-1001
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-178-0484
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-178
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
350 Voyager Way, Huntsville, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
839422763
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Sims
Principal Investigator
(256) 562-2191
joseph.sims@asi-hsv.com
Business Contact:
Rhonda Harrison
Director, Contracts and Pricing
(256) 562-2123
contracts@asi-hsv.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: In the proposed effort, ASI will demonstrate the feasibility of a practical, proven method for significantly increasing the heat transfer coefficient inside regenerative cooling channels. The technique, used in the electronics industry for high heat flux removal applications, requires one additional manufacturing step and a small change to the coolant inlet manifolding scheme. The technology has been shown to offer as much as a 3-fold increase in heat transfer coefficient, which would significantly increase the heat pickup of hydrogen coolant in an expander cycle engine. Such an increase would offer substantial increases in chamber pressure and thrust to future expander cycle engines. BENEFIT: Substantial increases in chamber pressure and thrust would result from the successful development of the proposed technology. Our commercialization goal is to insert our innovation into a future blcok upgrade to the venerable RL10 engine.

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