Natural convection liquid immersion cooling of a column of discrete heat sources in a vertical channel.
Knight, Daniel L.
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Natural convection from a single column of eight in-line, rectangular, flush heat sources was examined. A vertical channel was formed by placing a movable shroud parallel to the test surface. The experimental program consisted of temperature measurements and flow visualizations. For a range of component power levels and channel spacings, surface temperatures of each heat source were measured at five locations using embedded thermocouples. The resulting steady state data was compared with corresponding measurements for an identical geometric arrangement of protruding heat sources. The flow visualization was carried out using a laser generated plane of light.