Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers

MC2's compact heat exchangers use laminated foil construction to reduce the core size and weight of Air/Air, Liquid/Liquid and Liquid/Air heat exchangers.


Advantages of Laminated Foil Heat Exchangers


  • Improved Thermal Performance
    • Reduced Scale of Passages Yields Higher Heat Transfer Coefficients
    • Large Heat Transfer Area Per Unit Volume
  • Compact Construction
    • 5X Core Depth Reduction Compared to Conventional Concepts
    • 3X Weight Reduction
  • Robust Construction
    • Laminated Foil Heat Exchangers Use a Reinforced, Robust Construction
    • Almost Any Metal Can be Used (Cu, Al, SS, Superalloys, etc.)
    • Structures Can be:
      • Soldered (Low Cost)
      • Brazed (for Aluminum)
      • Diffusion Bonded (Higher Strength, Longer Fatigue Life, Reduced Corrosion Potential)

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Previous Heat Exchanger Development Programs


Application Material Core Size Image
Recuperator for Gas Turbine Engine (2009) 304SS 10” x 13” (Elliptical Annulus)
Microchannel Condenser for Military Ground Vehicles (2008) Glidcop 6” x 6” x 8” (Quarter-Circle Annulus)
Air-Liquid HX for DARPA High Energy Laser (2007) 304SS 6” x 3” x 2”
Air Force Fuel-Air Heat Exchanger for Cooled Cooling Air (2000) Waspaloy 1.5” x 1” x 2”
LMSMSS Space Station IPU Heat Exchanger (1999) 347SS 9" x 13" x 0.5”