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2.672 experiment design : heat sink fin configurations

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dc.contributor.advisor Douglas P. Hart. en_US Reynolds, Zachary W. (Zachary William) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US 2008-02-27T22:29:37Z 2008-02-27T22:29:37Z 2007 en_US 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 61). en_US
dc.description.abstract 2.672 is an undergraduate mechanical engineering laboratory course which requires students to solve real-world problems using both theoretical calculations and laboratory experiments. Many of the experiments currently in the laboratory have aged and their replacement presents an opportunity for the introduction of a new experiment. In this proposed experiment, students will optimize a heat sink for a certain type of rack-mount server. For a correct execution of the experiment, students will test the power dissipation of several different heat sinks against a model for how they should behave using principles of incompressible flow, extended surfaces and heat exchangers. An apparatus has been designed and constructed to simulate the air duct inside one possible server, and allow for measurements to be taken of power dissipation, temperature, and pressure in the duct. Seven different heat sink configurations were chosen to provide students with insight into how each parameter alters the effectiveness of the heat sink. Students are then asked to choose the parameters which give the optimal configuration. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Zachary W. Reynolds. en_US
dc.format.extent 61 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title 2.672 experiment design : heat sink fin configurations en_US
dc.title.alternative Heat sink fin configurations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 191750048 en_US

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