Accession Number : ADA092309


Title :   Thermal Analysis and Design of Air Cooled Electronic Circuit Boards Using a Desktop Computer.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Foltz,Ricky Allen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a092309.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : A thermal design procedure for air cooled electronic circuit boards has been developed for the Hewlett-Packard Model 9845 desktop computer. The system of interactive programs, called THERMELEX, performs thermal analysis of printed circuit boards to predict either junction temperatures for given power dissipation levels or the maximum power levels for given junction temperature limits. The system includes the following features: totally interactive with all input in question and answer format; simple data verification and correction capabilities; ability to store and retrieve circuit board descriptive data totally under program control; and wide variety of output formats including tabular and graphical. By using internal selection of heat transfer correlations, the THERMELEX system depends only on input of physical parameters for thermal predictions. (Author)


Descriptors :   *THERMAL ANALYSIS , *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS , *CIRCUIT ANALYSIS , HEAT TRANSFER , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , INTERACTIONS , THESES , DATA REDUCTION , FORMATS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , ERROR CORRECTION CODES , MINICOMPUTERS , AIR COOLED


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE