This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
A Thermal Management Assessment Tool for Advanced Hypersonic Aircraft
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1992 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
An engineering thermal management computational tool capable of performing component, subsystem, and system level thermal management assessment, design and optimization is the subject of this paper. The Vehicle Integrated Thermal MAnagement Code (VITMAC) simulates the coupled aircraft active cooling system thermal-hydraulics, associated airframe structure thermal response, and vehicle internally/externally generated heat loads.
The formulation allows for predicting both the steady-state and transient thermal-hydraulic parameters along the coolant flow paths, as well as the temperature of the surrounding airframe/engine structures, to render the distributions of mass flow rate, pressure, and temperature of the operating fluids throughout the aircraft.
Steady-state and transient illustrative examples are presented in this paper to demonstrate code capabilities. These examples show the coupling between the coolant-side thermal-hydraulics and structure-side thermal response. Dynamic interactions among the network components, hydraulic fittings, pumps, turbines, and coolant supply tanks are clearly demonstrated.
|Technical Paper||Coated Columbium for Gas Turbine Engine Application|
|Technical Paper||Advances in Aircraft Component Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding Technology|
|Technical Paper||Advanced Heat Exchanger Technology for Aerospace Applications|
CitationIssacci, F., Wassel, A., Farr, J., Wallace, C. et al., "A Thermal Management Assessment Tool for Advanced Hypersonic Aircraft," SAE Technical Paper 921941, 1992, https://doi.org/10.4271/921941.
- Wassel, A.T., Hoseyni M.S., Farr, J.L. Jr., and Ghiaasiaan S.M., “Thermal-Hydraulic Modeling of the Primary Coolant System of Light Water Reactors During Severely Degraded Core Accidents,” Proceedings of the Third International Topical Meeting on Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics, pp. 19.B-1 to 19.B-12, Newport, RI, Oct. 1985.
- Wassel, A.T., Hoseyni M.S., Farr, J.L. Jr., and Ghiaasiaan S.M., “Thermal-Hydraulic Modeling of the Primary Coolant System of Light Water Reactors During Severely Degraded Core Accidents,” Electric Power Research Institute NP-3563, July 1984.
- Bugby, D.C., Wassel A.T., Laganelli A., and Denny V.E., “Hypersonic-Vehicle Structural, Thermal and Acoustic Management (HYSTAM) Computer Code, SAIC IR&D report, Nov. 1990.
- Wassel, A.T., Elghobashi S.E., Potts R.L., and Farr, J.L. Jr., “Mathematical Simulation of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Sea Water Systems,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 106, pp. 198-205, May 1984.
- Edwards, D.K., Denny V.E., and Mills A.F., Transfer Processes, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1979.
- Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1983.
- Flow of Fluids through Valves, Fittings and Pipes, Engineering Division, Crane Co., Industrial Products Group, Chicago, IL, Technical Paper No. 410, 1957.
- Denny, V.E., and Mertol A., “CORMLT 2.0: A Mechanistic Tool for the Analysis of Degraded Core Accidents,” Science Applications International Corporation and Electric Power Research Institute Report, SAIC/92/1168, Nov. 1989.
- Fowler, J.R., “GASPLUS User's Manual,” NASA Lewis Research Center, Aug. 1988.
- Patankar, S.V., Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flows. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1980.