Compact Hybrid Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,975.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-5035
Award Id:
82037
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-119-1875
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
209 Puente Ave., City of Industry, CA, 91746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
026249487
Principal Investigator:
WeiShih
President
(626) 369-1273
weishih@aol.com
Business Contact:
WeiShih
President
(626) 369-1273
weishih@aol.com
Research Institute:
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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