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Method for a duct with a self-adjusting and balancing fluid flow device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011511D
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-26
Document File: 4 page(s) / 74K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a duct with a self-adjusting and balancing fluid flow device. Benefits include improved thermal performance, improved functionality, and improved system performance.

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Method for a duct with a self-adjusting and balancing fluid flow device

Disclosed is a method for a duct with a self-adjusting and balancing fluid flow device. Benefits include improved thermal performance, improved functionality, and improved system performance.

General description

        � � � � � The disclosed method is a duct with a self-adjusting and balancing fluid flow device. The duct has multiple channels separated by interior walls. They have a hinged portion that opens and closes to enable the cooling fluid to flow equally in each channel.

        � � � � � The key elements of the method include:

•        � � � � Interior walls of a duct form multiple air channels.

•        � � � � Blower is attached to one end of each air channel and a heatsink is attached to the other end of each channel.

•        � � � � Interior walls include a hinged portion that acts as the self-adjusting and balancing airflow device, which is allowed to open and close depending on the pressure differential inside the channels.

•        � � � � Hinged portion opens up in the direction of the channel with the failed blower if one blower degrades, or fails and the pressure in the channel of the failed blower decreases.

•        � � � � Air flows from the channel with the fully operational blower into the channel of the degraded blower.

•        � � � � Equal amounts off air are provided in each channel and forced over each heatsink.

•        � � � � Redundant cooling system improves the prevention of catastrophic thermal failure in the event of a single blower failure.

Advantages

        � � � � � The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•        � � � � Improved thermal performance due to the prevention of catastrophic thermal failure

•        � � � � Improved functionality due to being self-adjusting and balancing

•        � � � � Improved system performance due to improved cooling

Detailed description

        � � � � � The disclosed method is a duct with a self-adjusting and balancing fluid flow device. The...