An experimental investigation has been performed to determine the effects of different arrangements of obstacles on the cooling of simulated electronic package. The considered simulated electronic package consisted of a channel formed by two parallel plates. The bottom plate is attached with five identical electrically heated square obstacles, which are perpendicular to the mean airflow and arranged with different side-to-side distances. The experimental results show that the conventional equi-spaced arrangement might not be the optimum option and should be avoided. A better thermal performance could be obtained when the side-to-side distances between the obstacles followed a geometric series. For example, at Re = 800, the highest temperature of the optimum arrangement could be reduced by 12% compare to the equi-spaced arrangement and the maximum temperature difference among the five obstacles is lower than that of equi-spaced arrangement by 32.1%.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2001|