Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis Capability for Gas Turbine Component Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2842
Agency Tracking Number: F073-054-1620
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-054
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
AERODYNAMIC SOLUTIONS LLC
332 Grissom Rd, Manchester, CT, 06042
DUNS: 144231268
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ron-Ho Ni
 President
 (860) 649-0764
 nirr@cox.net
Business Contact
 Ron-Ho Ni
Title: President
Phone: (860) 649-0764
Email: nirr@cox.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Turbine performance increases through increasing turbine inlet gas temperature which can result in reduced turbine durability. Currently the design practices employed by the major OEM’s for cooled turbine airfoils are generally very empirical in nature and can easily miss important physical behavior thereby compromising airfoil durability. This in turn leads to turbine airfoil durability issues resulting in higher operating costs and weapon system reliability shortcomings. AeroDynamic Solution LLC is propose to develop a robust physics based conjugate heat transfer analysis approach and computational methods that can be readily integrated into the design systems of gas turbine industry OEM’s.

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