Multi-Material Topology Optimization for High Performance Heat Exchangers

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Program:
Special Projects
Award:
$999,821
Location:
East Hartford,
Connecticut
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
12/07/2021 - 06/06/2023
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Project Innovation + Advantages:

Raytheon Technologies Research Center (RTRC) proposes to develop a multi-material and multi-physics topology optimization (TopOpt) design framework to efficiently design novel high temperature (capable of operations up to 800°C) and pressure (up to 25 MPa) heat exchangers (HX) with superior power density and structural durability. The result will increase heat duty for a similar heat exchanger weight and improve durability while remaining cost competitive. The proposed framework combines novel TopOpt methods incorporating multi-physics considerations and additive manufacturing constraints based on the approach selected. The proposed unified, multi-physics conceptual design approach will enable power generation systems for hybrid aviation and ground power systems that can reduce energy consumption by more than one quad per year.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Zak Fang
Project Contact:
Dr. Ram Ranjan
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
ram.ranjan@rtx.com

Partners

University of Wisconsin
Runtosolve Technologies, LLC

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