Algorithm and Results of Thermal Control System Configuration Synthesis
This paper presents a brief description of a method of automated parametric and structural optimization of temperature control systems of electronic equipment using criteria of solution effectiveness evaluation. Methods and models, that allow automating the process of choosing both thermal regulation (temperature control) tools for electronic equipment and their parameters, are proposed. The problems of formalization of temperature control means selection criteria for electronic components through the cost coefficients, specified by the expert, are considered. The criteria for optimal design allow estimating the effectiveness of heat balance diagram and temperature control means, as well as their parameters. The optimization algorithm, proposed in the article, considers a variety of different continuous states of variable heat balance diagram that depends on the thermal model temperature control means and their parameters. At the same time, temperature control means, that have the greatest impact on the thermal model at the next step with taking into account the cost function, are selected. As an example, the optimal synthesis of temperature control means of a typical electronic equipment block with taking into account the necessity to assess the feasibility of using aluminum heat sinks with electronic components as compared to heat pipes was made.