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Thermally determining flow and/or heat load distribution in parallel paths

United States Patent

December 13, 2016
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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)
14/ 982,623
December 29, 2015
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.