Identification of Minimum Air Flow Design for a Desktop Computer Using CFD Modeling

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J. Y. Chang, C. W. Yu, R. L. Webb

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-1413

J. Electron. Packag 123(3), 225-231 (Oct 11, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1348012 History: Received October 11, 2000
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Photographic view of chassis layout (side view)
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Photographic view of vent holes at power supply case
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Layout of major chassis components around CPU (viewed from the bottom of the chassis)
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Layout of system CFD analysis model
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Heat sink geometries and dimensions
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Hydraulic characteristic curves of the power supply fan and vent holes
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Velocity vector profiles seen from the bottom of chassis
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Schematic of air flow test bench
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Thermocouple groove machined on Celeron CPU case (PPGA 370 Package)




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