Accession Number : ADA289643

Title :   Thermal Optimization of Flameless Ration Heaters.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 90,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Kandlikar, Satish G.

PDF Url : ADA289643

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A thermal simulation program utilizing finite difference technique is developed to analyze the transient heat transfer problem of heating the Meals-Ready-to Eat (MREs)using Flameless Ration Heaters. The simulation program is employed in evaluating the effects of changing various parameters on the thermal performance. It is suggested that the results from the program be checked with experiments conducted under controlled conditions in which the heater heat generation rate and the temperature profile in the food are carefully monitored under different operating conditions. (AN)

Descriptors :   *THERMAL ANALYSIS, *HEATERS, HEAT TRANSFER, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, TRANSIENTS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OPTIMIZATION, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, PREDICTIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPARISON, FINITE DIFFERENCE THEORY, HEATING, FOOD, THERMAL RADIATION, MILITARY RATIONS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE