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dc.contributor.advisorMaschmann, Matthew R.eng
dc.contributor.authorGu, Chengyieng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.date.submitted2017 Springeng
dc.description.abstractWith the rapid miniaturization of the electronic systems, heat generation in the components becomes a major concern for thermal management. The high density of heat generation can be a bottleneck to attain higher performance and reliability of computers. Because conventional cooling methods such as finned heat sink are often incapable of providing adequate cooling for sophisticated electronic systems, new systems like heat pipes or liquid cooling systems are being studied. This work focused on the novel design of a liquid metal and heat sink cooling loop targeted for laptop computer thermal management. The liquid metal was driven by an electromechanical pump, offering no moving parts and quiet operation. To better understand the design process, theoretical analysis for fluid flow and heat transfer performance of liquid metal and heat sink are conducted. Furthermore, in order to demonstrate the feasibility of this new concept, a series of experiments on the fabricated module under different heater powers and pump power are performed. A thermal resistance value of 0.53 ?/W was experimentally determined, making the performance similar to competing technologies. Performance was impeded by a low pump efficiency, a known impediment with electromagnetic pumps.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/62046
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/62046eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.sourceSubmited to University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.FASTComputers--Reliabilityeng
dc.subject.FASTHydronicseng
dc.subject.FASTElectronic digital computers--Coolingeng
dc.subject.FASTLiquid metals--Thermal propertieseng
dc.titleLiquid metal heat sink for laptop computerseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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