System And Method For Thermal Management By Synthetic Jet Ejector Channel Cooling Techniques
Allen, Mark G.
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One embodiment of a thermal management system comprises a heated body, where a heat energy is contained within this heated body. This first embodiment also comprises an ambient fluid adjacent to an exterior surface of the heated body. Walls forming a channel are disposed within an interior of the heated body. The heat contained in the heated body is moved into at least one of these channel walls. The first embodiment comprises a synthetic jet actuator adjacent to one of the channel walls. The synthetic jet actuator is positioned so as to direct a synthetic jet flow through the channel. The operation of the synthetic jet actuator creates a flow consisting of the ambient fluid though the channel. This flow of ambient fluid cools the walls of the channel and thereby also cools the heated body itself.
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