Design of Cooling Systems for Electronic Equipment Using Both Experimental and Numerical Inputs

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Tunc Icoz, Yogesh Jaluria

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903

J. Electron. Packag 126(4), 465-471 (Jan 24, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1827262 History: Received April 27, 2004; Revised May 31, 2004; Online January 24, 2005
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Forced air cooling of an electronic system consisting of three electronic components mounted on the walls
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Schematic representation of the experiment setup
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Calculated streamlines in the flow over two heat sources at Re=900 and Gr=7.2×105 when separation distance is (a) w, (b) 2w, and (c) 3w
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Nuav as a function of Re for different separation distances when Gr=7.2×105 for (a) 1st heat source and (b) 2nd heat source
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Nondimensional temperature field at Gr=7.2×105 and (a) Re=300, (b) Re=900
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The temperature distributions on the fluid-solid interface with different size heat sources, but with the same heat generation: W1=1 and W2=2 in the top figure; the values are reversed in the bottom figure, where W is the width of square shaped sources, at Re=500 and Gr=106
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Stability diagram for mixed convection flow in a cavity similar to the one shown in Fig. 2 for transition from steady to oscillatory flow
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The stability diagram for mixed convection flow through a horizontal channel with width to height ratio of 10. L and T stand for longitudinal and transverse rolls, respectively.
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Mixed convection flow in a horizontal and a vertical channel with isolated electronic components on the walls
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Experimentally measured variation of array-averaged Nusselt number with the Reynolds number for heat inputs of 7 W and 10 W and for a streamwise spacing of 11 mm between sources for (a) H/B=1.5 and (b) H/B=1.75
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Variation of heat source temperature with Re for heat inputs of (a) 1700 W/m2 , (b) 2400 W/m2 , and (c) 3100 W/m2
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Calculated and measured total heat transfer rates as a function of Re
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