Compact Hybrid Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-5035
Agency Tracking Number: F071-119-1875
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-119
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
209 Puente Ave., City of Industry, CA, 91746
DUNS: 026249487
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wei Shih
 President
 (626) 369-1273
 weishih@aol.com
Business Contact
 Wei Shih
Title: President
Phone: (626) 369-1273
Email: weishih@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High conductivity (Hi-K) Carbon foam and Carbon-Carbon (C-C) composites are light-weight and offers the highest specific thermal conductivity (conductivity/ density) among engineering materials. Carbon foam and C-C have also been identified as ideal core materials for advanced high temperature heat exchangers achieving up to 50% weight saving. Under this program, we propose to design, fabricate and test hybrid full-size heat exchangers using carbon based material as the core materials for advanced Air-Liquid heat exchanger applications, such as hot fuel/ram air and hot air/fuel or polyalpaolefin (PAO) heat sink. Both fin-fin and fin-foam design configurations will be considered using either metal or carbon-carbon parting sheets. Technical issues, such as joining of materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion and leakage & sealing of C-C composites will be fully addressed under this proposed program. Heat exchanger core and manifold will be integrated with support structures. The heat exchanger will be fully tested, both performance and structurally in heat exchanger test facility.

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