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Title: Transportation R and D included in thermal and mechanical sciences program

Transportation R and D included in thermal and mechanical sciences program Argonne National Laboratory is a multiprogram research and development laboratory operated by The University of Chicago for the US Department of Energy. At Argonne, applied research in thermal and mechanical sciences is performed within the Thermal and Mechanical Sciences Section of the Energy Technology Division. Current program areas include compact evaporators and condensers for the process and transportation industries, ice slurries for district cooling, advanced fluids for improved heat transfer and reduced pressure drop, flow-induced vibration and flow distribution in shell-and-tube heat exchangers, and dynamics and control of maglev systems. In general, the objective of the research is to extend the technology base in each of these areas and to facilitate its application in solving problems of importance to US industries and utilities. This is accomplished by developing validated design correlations and predictive methods. The staff of the Thermal and Mechanical Sciences Section have extensive experimental and analytical experience in heat transfer, multiphase flow, structural dynamics and control, fluid-structure interaction, transient flow and mixing, thermally driven flows, and flow visualization using ultra-high-speed video. Large, general-purpose test facilities and smaller, single-purpose test apparatuses are available for experiments and component design evaluation. A world-class capability in the study of flow-induced vibrations exists more » within the Section. Individual fact sheets, describing currently active research program areas, related facilities, and listing, as a contact, the principal investigator, are included. « less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:28323
Report Number(s):ANL/ITD/CP--85767
ON: DE95008275; TRN: AHC29510%%128
DOE Contract Number:W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Technical Report
Data Type:
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; ANL; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT