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Power And Thermal Distribution Design System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101112D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Doehlert, CM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that allows engineers to design power and cooling distribution systems in an integrated, computer-based fashion. This program has an interactive graphical interface for design entry and editing, and generates machine- or man-readable schematic and tabular output. The program also supports engineering analysis of the design through built-in and user-defined programs.

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Power And Thermal Distribution Design System

       A program is disclosed that allows engineers to design
power and cooling distribution systems in an integrated,
computer-based fashion.  This program has an interactive graphical
interface for design entry and editing, and generates machine- or
man-readable schematic and tabular output.  The program also supports
engineering analysis of the design through built-in and user-defined
programs.

      A key feature of the program is that relationships between the
power and cooling schematics are maintained as shown in Fig. 1.
Nodes representing power supplies in the power network can be related
to nodes in the cooling system so that changes in the power load are
reflected as changes in the cooling load as well.  The user defines
the relationships that link the two systems, as in the cooling
required per watt of power supply output.

      The interactive graphics module 1, as shown in Fig. 2, is used
to generate a system design, working from a library of predefined
elements 2, other system or subsystem designs 3 or user-defined
elements 4.  Use of the graphics module completely defines all
elements of the system and their network relationships to one another
(connectivity).  The graphics module generates both graphical 5 and
tubular 6 representations of the network.  It is also used to display
analysis results (e.g., temperatures or voltages can be displayed at
will at any point on the network).

      Power and/or thermal analysis of the syst...