Thermal analysis of two-phase microchannel cooling

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A design calculation has been performed to determine thermal limits in support of an experiment in two-phase microchannel water cooling. Under the operating condition (one atmosphere pressure and 23{degrees}C inlet temperature), the calculation predicts that the experimental channel can withstand a maximum surface temperature of 115{degrees}C and a heat flux up to 975 W/cm{sup 2} without exceeding the critical heat flux limit. The predicted results also indicate that a uniform heat flux along the channel in the two-phase domain can be achieved so that the heat losses from the experimental test section can be calculated in a straightforward manner.

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Chen, N. C. J.; Felde, D. K. & Yoder, G. L. September 1996.

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A design calculation has been performed to determine thermal limits in support of an experiment in two-phase microchannel water cooling. Under the operating condition (one atmosphere pressure and 23{degrees}C inlet temperature), the calculation predicts that the experimental channel can withstand a maximum surface temperature of 115{degrees}C and a heat flux up to 975 W/cm{sup 2} without exceeding the critical heat flux limit. The predicted results also indicate that a uniform heat flux along the channel in the two-phase domain can be achieved so that the heat losses from the experimental test section can be calculated in a straightforward manner.

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  • 1996 international mechanical engineering congress and exhibition, Atlanta, GA (United States), 17-22 Nov 1996

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  • Report No.: CONF-961105--5
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 385604
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684741

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Chen, N. C. J.; Felde, D. K. & Yoder, G. L. Thermal analysis of two-phase microchannel cooling, article, September 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684741/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.