Thermal Conduction Module (Tcm) With Mounting Plate Carrying Pistons for Applying Force to Cold Plate for Wide Thermal Contact With TCM Hat
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A cold plate is mounted in its conventional position on the hat of a TCM and is sandwiched between the hat and a mounting plate. The mounting plate has holes at two diagonally opposite corners for the conventional chilled water inlet and outlet piping at the top of the cold plate. The cold plate and the mounting plate have holes at their corners and along each side, and the hat has matching threaded holes that permit the sandwich to be held together by bolts. The conventional center bolt is not used. The mounting plate carries pistons that transmit the force of the bolts to the central portion of the cold plate and thereby maintain good thermal contact between the cold plate and the hat. A piston has a shaft that fits into a hole in the mounting plate and a head that bears against the cold plate.