Accession Number : ADA311664

Title :   Heat Transfer Studies and Flow Visualization of a Rectangular Channel with an Offset-Plate-Fin Array.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Suarez, Carlos M.

PDF Url : ADA311664

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The heat transfer characteristics and flow visualization of a 10X scale version of internal offset-fin plate array within the liquid flow-through module for electronics cooling were investigated experimentally using water as a cooling fluid. By varying power input settings and coolant flow rates, the heat transfer effect, from the plate array to the coolant water was investigated. Additionally thermochronic liquid crystals were spray-painted onto the plate to determine the temperature distribution within the heat transfer surface, as compared to the readings from the attached thermocouples. Finally a flow visualization using the dye-injection technique was to study the flow patterns of the coolant through the fin array.

Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER, *FLOW VISUALIZATION, *MODULES(ELECTRONICS), THERMAL PROPERTIES, UNCERTAINTY, WATER FLOW, AIR FLOW, ARRAYS, THESES, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), TURBULENT FLOW, HEAT EXCHANGERS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, LIQUID CRYSTALS, FLOW FIELDS, FLOW RATE, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, THERMAL ANALYSIS, DATA ACQUISITION, BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, THERMAL BOUNDARY LAYER, THERMOCOUPLES, REYNOLDS NUMBER, HEAT SINKS, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, WATER COOLING, AIR COOLED.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE