TEMPS – Center for Thermal Engineering for Military Power Systems

  • On-board storage of high-intensity thermal energy is crucial to directed energy weapons and high-power electromechanical actuators.
  • Episodic character of these heat loads enables a strategy that employs thermal storage and exploits the transient nature of the required cooling.
  • Research will focus on materials matched to the principal types of thermal loads and capable of meeting critical requirements including low weight and volume, and operation in distributed or centralized modes.
  • Success requires concerted efforts by researchers in areas spanning from materials to systems.

Temperature map in a metal hydride compact obtained from a mesoscopic thermal model (BTE) applied to the prediction of a particle compaction algorithm (DEM). The temperature field includes both the solid and gas phases.

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Timothy S. Fisher
James G. Dwyer Professor Of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Aeronautics and Astronautics
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-45627
FAX: 765-494-0539