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Method to Create Uniform Contact Pressure Between Clamped Surfaces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054306D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Johnson, GE [+details]

Abstract

It is extremely difficult to maintain good thermal contact between mechanically clamped surfaces in a vacuum. The vacuum in the microscopic spaces between the surfaces acts as an excellent insulator. As a result, only small portions of the surfaces are actually in firm contact, and most heat transfer is through radiation alone.