Advanced Carbon-Based Fan Duct Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-5024
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1795
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-118
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
ALLCOMP, INC.
209 Puente Ave., City of Industry, CA, 91746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
026249487
Principal Investigator:
Wei Shih
(626) 369-4572
weishih@aol.com
Business Contact:
Wei Shih
(626) 369-4572
weishih@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Advanced ceramic-based composite heat exchanger offers the potential to reduce weight, improve heat exchanger performance, increase aircraft payload, and decrease life-cycle cost. Under the proposed Phase II effort, Allcomp plans to develop a full-size composite Fan Duct heat exchanger for JSF application. The proposed heat exchanger has a cross-flow compact design using advanced high conductivity core materials such as C-C plate fin and carbon foam. In this proposal, critical materials and technologies identified in Phase I will be further optimized. Design optimizations will be conducted on heat exchanger cores and containment structures to create a balanced design meeting thermal, structural and mass requirements simultaneously. Composite headers will also be designed and integrated into the overall heat exchanger structure. A two-year program is proposed. In the first year, we plan to design, fabricate and test a rectangular full size heat exchanger. In the 2nd year, we plan to further optimize the design and fabricate/ test a conforming curved fan duct heat exchanger that is placed inside the designated annular space located inside the engine shroud.

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