THERE ARE MANY COMBAT VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT APPLICATIONS WHERE AN AIR-COOLED HEAT EXCHANGER MUST OPERATE IN AN EN- VIRONMENT WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF SAND AND DIRT IN THE AMBIENT AIR.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,748.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology
141 California Street, Newton, MA, 02158
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Elia P. Demetri
(617) 964-2042
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THERE ARE MANY COMBAT VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT APPLICATIONS WHERE AN AIR-COOLED HEAT EXCHANGER MUST OPERATE IN AN EN- VIRONMENT WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF SAND AND DIRT IN THE AMBIENT AIR. CONVENTIONAL COMPACT HEAT EXCHANGERS ARE SSUS- CEPTIBLE TO CLOGGING OF COOLING FINS. ONE APPROACH THAT MAY OFFER SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES AND INCREASED PERFORMANCE IN THAT OF A FLUIDIZED BED HEAT EXCHANGER. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL SET OUT TO DEFINE THE DEGREE OF TOLERANCE TO TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND ENHANCEMENT OF HEAT TRANSFERPERFORMANCE OBTAINABLE IN A LABORATORY MODEL. THE ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS WILL BE USED TO IDENTIFY PROMISING APPLICA- TIONS FOR THE FULL SCALE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGY.

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