Accession Number : ADA563595


Title :   Microscale Convective Heat Transfer for Thermal Management of Compact Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 2007-30 Nov 2010


Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Mohseni, Kamran


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563595.pdf


Report Date : 12 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Modern electronics evolve to become more compact and more powerful everyday. However, an unresolved problem with these devices is adequate thermal management which limits technological advancement.[1] Examples of prolific heat generation are apparent anywhere from personal computer CPU's to high power lasers and micro-scale avionics. The generation of heat is unavoidable and has serious repercussions such as reduced functionality or catastrophic failure. Other effects of inadequate thermal management include increased signal noise in a semiconductor through the increased movement of free electrons. Regardless of these issues, engineers continue to strive for more powerful and compact electronic devices.


Descriptors :   *CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER) , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , SEMICONDUCTORS , TEMPERATURE CONTROL


Subject Categories : Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE