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THERMALLY DETERMINING FLOW AND/OR HEAT LOAD DISTRIBUTION IN PARALLEL PATHS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140146845
9,719,865
A1
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A method including obtaining calibration data for at least one sub-component in a heat transfer assembly, wherein the calibration data comprises at least one indication of coolant flow rate through the sub-component for a given surface temperature delta of the sub-component and a given heat load into said sub-component, determining a measured heat load into the sub-component, determining a measured surface temperature delta of the sub-component, and determining a coolant flow distribution in a first flow path comprising the sub-component from the calibration data according to the measured heat load and the measured surface temperature delta of the sub-component.
Chainer, Timothy J. (Putnam Valley, NY), Iyengar, Madhusudan K. (Woodstock, NY), Parida, Pritish R. (Fishkill, NY)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk NY)
13/ 687,779
November 28, 2012
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: DE-EE0002894 (awarded by Department of Energy (DOE)). The Government has certain rights in this invention.