Center of Excellence for Integrated Thermal Management of Aerospace Vehicles

The Center of Excellence for Integrated Thermal Management of Aerospace Vehicles is a joint effort between the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue’s College of Engineering and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). This innovative Center of Excellence is a multi-university effort, involving the collaboration of Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, University of Dayton, and Wright State University. The Center will be led by Professor Timothy Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, from Purdue University.

Researchers involved in the center have authored a research paper they hope will provide the basic elements of a framework for change in areas including thermal storage, heat exchangers, thermal controls, "uncertainty quantification" and system-level modeling. The paper is available online and will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal on Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.

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