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Title: Cooling using complimentary tapered plenums

Abstract

Where a fluid cooling medium cools a plurality of heat-producing devices arranged in a row along a generalized coordinate direction, with a space between each adjacent pair of devices, each space may have a partition that defines a boundary between a first plenum and a second plenum. The first plenum carries cooling medium across an entrance and thence into a first heat-producing device located on a first side of the partition facing the first plenum. The second plenum carries cooling medium away from a second heat-producing device located on a second side of the partition facing the second plenum and thence across an exit. The partition is disposed so that the first plenum becomes smaller in cross-sectional area as distance increases from the entrance, and the second plenum becomes larger in cross sectional area as distance decreases toward the exit.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Pleasantville, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines (IBM)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
940766
Patent Number(s):
7085133
Application Number:
10/616,745
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Hall, Shawn Anthony. Cooling using complimentary tapered plenums. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Hall, Shawn Anthony. Cooling using complimentary tapered plenums. United States.
Hall, Shawn Anthony. Tue . "Cooling using complimentary tapered plenums". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/940766.
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abstractNote = {Where a fluid cooling medium cools a plurality of heat-producing devices arranged in a row along a generalized coordinate direction, with a space between each adjacent pair of devices, each space may have a partition that defines a boundary between a first plenum and a second plenum. The first plenum carries cooling medium across an entrance and thence into a first heat-producing device located on a first side of the partition facing the first plenum. The second plenum carries cooling medium away from a second heat-producing device located on a second side of the partition facing the second plenum and thence across an exit. The partition is disposed so that the first plenum becomes smaller in cross-sectional area as distance increases from the entrance, and the second plenum becomes larger in cross sectional area as distance decreases toward the exit.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {8}
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Numerical investigation of free convective flow in divergent channels
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