Thermal Testing in any Direction
This project includes the design, development, and fabrication of a thermal-orientation testbed for use in both ambient and vacuum environments. The test bed will be used for testing TCS such as classic heat pipes and oscillating heat pipes (e.g. flat-plate) and will consist of the following primary components:
Thermal sink: A thermal sink will be provided via a cold-plate connected via fluid paths to a refrigerated bath. The thermal-orientation testbed will include the capability to attach cold-plates of various sizes. Attachment will be thermally isolated from the mounting frame.
Thermal source: A heat source will be provided via patch heaters or equivalent connected to a DC power supply.
Rotation mechanisms: Electronically-controlled rotation mechanisms will provide accurate orientation of the test specimen about a primary and secondary axis. Orientation will be evaluated via measurement.
Data acquisition: A data acquisition system will be used to control rotation, monitor orientation, and monitor thermal performance.
|1||Michael Rodriguezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Team Lead|
|2||Mateo Cuevasemail@example.com||Safety Manager|
|3||Kyle Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Document Manager||https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamskylej|
|4||Michael Rodriguezemail@example.com||Purchasing Manager|
|5||Khoa Tran Vufirstname.lastname@example.org||Team Member|
|6||Bao Tranemail@example.com||Controls lead|
|7||Khahn Phamfirstname.lastname@example.org||Controls lead|
AFRL TOT week 3 updateApril 23, 2017
Testing about to occurMarch 12, 2017
Plan for rest of yearFebruary 24, 2017
Week 5 SetbacksFebruary 12, 2017
Name: Michael Rodriguez
Team Lead & Purchasing Manager
Name: Blake Burton
Name: Kyle William
Initial Project Information
Field of Interest
Control, Heat Transfer, Data Acquisition
The primary objective of this project is the design, development, fabrication, and testing of a test frame (i.e. mounting frame, rotation mechanisms, and data acquisition) capable of precise orientation adjustments.
Maximum Number of Students
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