TFT Cool

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Combined fluid flow and thermal (thermo-fluids) analysis and design

An electronics enclosure with a large TFT LCD monitor used to display advertisements in a public place was experiencing intermittent operational failures. A thermofluids study and simulation of the upper end of the environmental operating conditions showed that the design was susceptable to occassional failure. The route cause was identified and the internal airflow field was redesigned to ensure adequate cooling was provided to the critical components. Micro-processor technology upgrade was also recommended to reduce overall thermal dissipation within the enclosure.