Cooling of high-power LEDs by liquid sprays: Challenges and prospects

Sameer Khandekar, Gopinath Sahu, K. Muralidhar, Elizaveta Ya Gatapova, Oleg A. Kabov, Run Hu, Xiaobing Luo, Liang Zhao

Результат исследования: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхобзорная статьярецензирование

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Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are getting popular due to their wide applicability in various domestic and industrial applications. However, the advent of high-power LEDs is accompanied with the critical issue of higher heat power management, coupled with enhanced flux levels. Natural and forced convection techniques with air as the working fluid are unable to provide thermal management at required operating safe temperatures in several upcoming compact LED array designs. Hence, there is substantial advancement in the development of thermal management solutions for the packaging of high-power LEDs. Liquid jets and sprays are potential candidates which need further exploration, especially from a point of view of packaging with LED modules. Both configurations can operate in single-phase and two-phase boiling regimes. While considerable literature is available on single-phase liquid jets, liquid sprays pose several challenges in terms of flow parameter management and associated transport physics. In this paper, we review nuances of the latter technology, i.e., spray cooling technique, crucial for thermal management of LEDs. A comprehensive overview of flow distribution and heat transfer during impingement of liquid sprays on heated surfaces is presented from the viewpoint of temperature control of high power LED sources. Additionally, the data presented will help in developing a configuration design of a liquid spray-based thermal management system integrated with high heat flux devices.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Номер статьи115640
Число страниц22
ЖурналApplied Thermal Engineering
Ранняя дата в режиме онлайн23 июн. 2020
СостояниеОпубликовано - 5 февр. 2021


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