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This course will survey the main methods & techniques of cooling the electronic devices that are applied these days for electronic equipment. It will also focus on the selection of adequate method of cooling to be applied for the given geometrical config

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• use modern techniques of cooling of electronic equipment applying the knowledge gained at the seminar
• assess the needs for cooling of your particular electronic device
• select the most adequate method of cooling for the geometry and configuration of your device.
• apply modern trends and techniques to meet today’s high demands for electronic equipment cooling
• make your company products more profitable by increasing their reliability achieved through providing the best answers to the design questions

Description Today's designers of electronic equipment tend to make devices smaller in size but in the same time with more electric power installed. If the heat generated in these devices is not dissipated adequately, the device junction temperature will exceed the maximum safe working temperature. Besides damage, the excess heat can cause stresses in the device as well as increase in signal noise.
This course will survey the main methods and techniques of cooling the electronic devices that are applied these days for electronic equipment. It will also focus on the selection of adequate method of cooling to be applied for the given geometrical configuration and operating parameters. The course will cover practical issues related to cooling effectiveness and provide guidelines for cost-benefit analysis of particular cooling system.

Objective To provide a comprehensive understanding of fundamentals and techniques used for cooling of electronic equipment.
Who Should Attend Practicing engineers, consultants, technicians and technologists, sales managers and customer service personnel involved in all aspects of design, production, testing and packaging of electronic products. They may be from aviation, spacecraft, communications systems, marine, telecommunication, computer, automotive and laboratory instruments industries. It will also be useful for professionals involved in everyday operation and maintenance of electronic systems.

Instructor: Mike Ivanovic, UBAMIP Consulting

Program Outline
Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Basic Concepts of Thermal Design of Electronic Equipment

•    Electronic performance requirements
•    Design criteria
•    Selection of cooling media

Specifics of PCBs and Microelectronics
•    Evolution of electronic components
•    Hierarchy and philosophy of packaging of electronic components
•    Types of PCBs
    Refreshments and Networking

Evaluating of Cooling Requirements
•    Conservative power dissipation estimate
•    Power dissipation tests
Fluid Dynamics in Electronic Equipment
•    Laminar and turbulent flow in enclosures
•    Pressure drop in real systems
•    Application of fans and pumps
Natural Convection and Forced Convection in Electronic Systems
•    Steady state and transient heat transfer
•    Heat transferred by natural convection
•    Forced convection cooling methods
Conduction Cooling for Chassis and Circuit Boards

•    Steady state conduction with heat sources and sinks
•    Analog resistor network
•    Heat transfer through the chassis with different wall configurations
    Refreshments and Networking

Thermal Stresses in Critical Spots
•    Thermal stresses in solder joints
•    Methods to reduce thermal stresses

Thermal Radiation Effects in Cooling of Electronic Equipment
•    Basic concepts of radiation heat transfer
•    Effects of solar and planetary radiation
    Day II

Application of Heat Transfer with Phase Change
•    Boiling and evaporation
•    Other methods of phase change
    Combined Methods of Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment
•    Conduction and convection heat transfer
•    Convection and radiation heat transfer
    Refreshments and Networking

Transient Cooling Phenomena in Electronic Equipment
•    Transient temperature rise
•    Transient temperature cooling cycle

Effective Cooling for Large Racks and Cabinets
•    Cooling air flow rate vs. pressure drop through the system
•    Handling of flow restrictions
•    Sealed enclosures

Modern Trends in Development of Cooling Techniques
•    Trends in electronic equipment performance requirements
•    Trends in selection of cooling media and arrangements

Mathematical Modelling Methods for Cooling of Electronic Equipment
•    Finite element methods (FEM)
•    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Refreshments and Networking

Overview and Panel Discussion

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:
    Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30    Session begins
12:00  Lunch
4:30    Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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