Accession Number:

AD0269731

Title:

HEAT DISSIPATION THROUGH DIODE LEAD WIRES UNDER STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS

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AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION OF THE CAPABILITIES OF WIRE LEADS TO FUNCTION AS HEAT DISSIPATING MEDIA ARE PRESENTED. Experimental work related to this project has confirmed that leads may serve as heat sinks to an extent greater than has generally been recognized, and has also served as a basis for derivation of the theoretical relationships which define the significant parameters involved. The experiments were conducted to generally determine the effects of varying wire lead materials, lengths, and diameters under both radiative and convective ambient conditions. The mathematical relationships which have been obtained provide quantitative methods for predicting the effect and behavior of componentgenerated heat on performance, and will permit better correlation between component wattage ratings as stated by the manufacturer and noted by the user. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE