The Adiabatic Heat Transfer Coefficient and the Superposition Kernel Function: Part 1—Data for Arrays of Flatpacks for Different Flow Conditions

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Ann M. Anderson

Dept. C71 Bldg. 701, IBM Corporation, P.O. Box 950, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Robert J. Moffat

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305

J. Electron. Packag 114(1), 14-21 (Mar 01, 1992) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905435 History: Received February 17, 1991; Revised October 15, 1991; Online April 28, 2008


This paper describes an investigation of the forced convection heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of a regular in-line array of flatpacks for several channel heights and inlet velocities. The work has both practical and theoretical interest since it relates to technical problems now faced by the electronics industry, and it embodies one of the most general heat transfer problems: non-uniform heat release from nonuniform geometries. To predict operating temperatures in situations where the wall temperature distribution is non-uniform, one must use superposition. Both the adiabatic heat transfer coefficient, had , and the superposition kernel functions, g*, are required. The problem can be solved using superposition directly (had and g*) or indirectly (using had and g* to calculate the correct value of hm ). Either way the superposition data is required. This work presents the first full set of superposition data for flatpack arrays. Part 1 presents heat transfer and pressure drop results and part 2 presents a model for heat transfer that is based on the maximum turbulence fluctuations in the channel.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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