University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Electronics cooling


Research into the thermal management of electronics has been on-going in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since at least 2002. Prof. Timothy Shedd and his research group have been studying high-performance impingement cooling systems, including spray cooling, single- and two-phase impinging jets, evaporation of fluid mixtures and the active control of large arrays of cooling modules. Current activities include the capture and potential re-use of heat from computer rooms and data centers using a unique boiling jet approach. Future work may include combined thermal-structural analysis of 3-D computing devices in collaboration with the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center and the design of high performance multiphase flow systems to remove the heat from these complex devices.