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A Numerical Model to Predict the Thermal and Psychrometric Response of Electronic Packages

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J. V. C. Vargas, G. Stanescu, R. Florea

United Technologies Research Center Systems, Systems Analysis, 411 Silver Lane, MS 129-15 East Hartford, CT 06108; Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0300

M. C. Campos

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR 81531-990 Brazil

J. Electron. Packag 123(3), 200-210 (Sep 03, 1999) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1348337 History: Received September 03, 1999
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Comparison between experimental (symbols with error bars) and numerical (continuous lines) results along a straight line perpendicular to plane yz, at (y,z)=(16.3 cm,33.4 cm)
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Comparison between experimental (symbols with error bars) and numerical (continuous lines) results along a straight line perpendicular to plane xy, at (x,y)=(34.1 cm,48 cm)
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Typical volume element with heat transfer interactions
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(a) Metallic double wall sketch and (b) heat transfer interactions across the cabinet external wall
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Sketch of the experimental setup
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Schematic drawing of a double wall metallic cabinet utilized in the experiments and details of the selected mesh for the numerical simulations
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Comparison between experimental (symbols with error bars) and numerical (continuous lines) results along a straight line perpendicular to plane xz, at (x,z)=(11.7 cm,15.3 cm)
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Temperature numerical results on a yz plane, in a 3-D perspective for the conditions of experiment 2
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Relative humidity numerical results on a xy plane, in a 3-D perspective for the conditions of experiment 2
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Temperature numerical results on a xy plane, in a 2-D perspective for the conditions of experiment 2
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Relative humidity numerical results on a xy plane, in a 2-D perspective for the conditions of experiment 2
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Temperature isovalue surface obtained from the numerical results, in a 3-D perspective for the conditions of experiment 1
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Relative humidity isovalue surface obtained from the numerical results, in a 3-D perspective for the conditions of experiment 1

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