Characterization of Active Cooling and Flow Distribution in Microvascular Polymers

  title={Characterization of Active Cooling and Flow Distribution in Microvascular Polymers},
  author={Brian D. Kozola and LYLE A. SHIPTON and Vinay K Natrajan and K. T. Christensen and Scott R. White},
Twoand three-dimensional microvascular networks embedded within a polymer fin were fabricated via direct write assembly to demonstrate cooling potential of vascular polymer structures. Thin fin cooling experiments were carried out utilizing water and polyalphaolefin (PAO) oil-based coolant as the working fluids. The surface temperature of the fin was monitored using an infrared camera and flow distribution within the network was evaluated by microscopic particle image velocimetry. The effective… CONTINUE READING
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