Originally Posted by kevindd992002
Originally Posted by ehume
I think that would put hot air exactly where you don't want it. It's time to get stuff like this
, and make your own shroud.
. . . Are they plastic? . . .
How about the shrouds that go in between the rad and fan, what are those suppose to do?
Styrene is plastic.
Fan-to-something shrouds. Those are generally fan bodies. Some are purpose-built fan shrouds. They are used to provide the full width of a fan's output to the next place the air goes. Shrouds in general:
a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
something that covers or conceals like a garment: a shroud of rain.
Nautical . any of a number of taut ropes or wires converging from both sides on the head of a lower or upper mast of the outer end of a bowsprit to steady it against lateral sway: a part of the standing rigging.
Also called shroud line. Aeronautics . any of a number of suspension cords of a parachute attaching the load to the canopy.
Also called shroud·ing. Machinery .
(on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side.
(on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.
In computers, we most often use the word 'shroud' to mean anything that covers a region and keeps the air from mixing with the air outside the shroud. Usually we use shrouds to direct airflow, very much like a duct.
Sometimes we use the word 'shroud' to mean a cover to hide something, like 1. or 5.a. above.