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Performer: University of Texas at El Paso
Three-dimensional view of carbide spheres used to<br/>simulate heat transfer with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Three-dimensional view of carbide spheres used to
simulate heat transfer with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Website: University of Texas at El Paso
Award Number: FE0008400
Project Duration: 07/01/2012 – 06/30/2015
Total Award Value: $199,922
DOE Share: $199,922
Performer Share: $0
Technology Area: University Training and Research
Key Technology: High Performance Materials
Location: El Paso, Texas

Project Description

This research consists of a computational-experimental effort and will dovetail the thermodynamic and kinetic concepts of high temperature reactions involving metals and ceramics with the computational fluid dynamics and computational modeling to develop the plasma processing of high temperature scales for metals and ceramics.

Project Benefits

This project will develop a computational experimental study of plasma processing of carbides at high temperatures. Improvement to high-temperature advanced materials will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures, leading to improvements in efficiency and operational flexibility, and resulting in lower operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Richard Dunst: richard.dunst@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky: robert.romanosky@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Arturo Bronson: abronson@utep.edu


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