The course is scheduled for 4 half days of online training.
The following subjects that have been introduced in the basic course will be treated in more detail and depth:
- conduction, convection and radiation
- reliability and thermal management
- thermal characterization and compact thermal modelling
- heat sinks and heat spreading
- numerical analysis and its accuracy
- measurement techniques and best practices
- state-of-the-art cooling technologies: conduction, air, liquid, microchannel, solid state, and two-phase cooling
Amongst others, the following issues will be discussed:
- Accuracy and measurement of thermal conductivity
- Problems with the heat transfer coefficient and practical solutions
- Problems with dimensionless numbers, laminar and turbulent flow
- Radiation laws, emissivity, practical radiation approach
- Traditional reliability protocols, progress and challenges in reliability prediction
- Problems with the concept of thermal resistance, compact thermal modelling
- Problem solving approaches for thermal management
- About the failure of using heat transfer correlations for practical design
- Heat spreading: important but underestimated
- CFD: the message, its conceivable accuracy and its progress
- Misconceptions about thermocouples, errors, best practices
- High precision thermometry, thermography, steady state vs. transient testing
- How to choose the right heat sink?
- State-of-the-art cooling technologies: interface materials, fans, synthetic jets, microchannel cooling, heat pipes, thermoelectric cooling, etc.
Note: while a number of subjects might not be directly useful for the student in her current job, the mere fact that the student has learned about these subjects may help her in the future in finding the optimal solution.