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Direct Conductive Heat Absorption Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054892D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lynch, JR [+details]

Abstract

A skeletal structure of either a metal, such as aluminum, a plastic or a composite material may be used in a fluid flow to carry heat absorbed by the structure from either the sun or any other heat-producing source. The skeletal structure, which has the appearance of a porous foam or sponge, has a high surface area to the fluid flow, such as air or water, as a result of its porosity.