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1 Electronics Cooling MPE 635 Mechanical Power Engineering Dept.

2 1. To establish fundamental understanding of heat transfer in electronic equipment. 2. To select a suitable cooling processes for electronic components and systems. 3. To increase the capabilities of post-graduate students in design and analysis of cooling of electronic packages. 4. To analysis the thermal failure for electronic components and define the solution. Course Goals

3 Part-A Main topics Introduction to electronics cooling and thermal packaging Introduction to basic modes of heat transfer Conduction heat transfer and extended surfaces in electronic devices Transient conduction Natural convection heat transfer (i.e. PCB cooling) Forced convection heat transfer (Internal and External flow ) Fan performance Radiation heat transfer and its applications in electronic devices Solving the electronics cooling problems with EES software Electronics cooling problems Solution of selected electronics cooling problems

4 3.Basics of Heat Transfer

5 Modes of heat transfer

6 Conduction Conduction heat transfer as diffusion of energy due to molecular activity. Conduction in liquids and solids ascribed to molecules vibration (solids), translational and rotational (liquids)

7 Conduction Fourier’s law

8 Thermal convection The heat transfer by convection is described by the Newton's law of cooling:

9 Thermal convection convection heat transfer ranges Process h(w/m2.k) Free convection - gases 2-25 - liquids 50-1000 Forced convection - gases 25-250 - liquids 50-20,000 Convection with two phase - boiling or condensation 2500-100,000

10 Thermal convection Example 3.1: An electric current is passed through a wire 1mm diameter and 10 cm long. This wire is submerged in liquid water at atmospheric pressure, and the current is increased until the water boils. For this situation h = 5000 W/m2.oC. And the water will be 100 o C. How much electric power must be supplied to the wire to maintain the wire surface at 114 o C? Schematic: Electric wire Water

11 Thermal convection Solution: The total convection loss from the wire is given by. For this problem the surface area of the wire is A= π d L = π (1 x 10-3) (10 x 10-2) = 3.142 x10-4 m2 The heat transfer is therefore And this is equal to the electric power which must be applied.

12 Thermal radiation The mechanism of heat transfer by radiation depends on the transfer of energy between surfaces by electromagnetic waves in the wave length interval between 0.1 to 100 μm. Radiation heat transfer can travel in vacuum such as solar energy. Radiation heat transfer depends on the surface properties such as colors, surface orientation and fourth power of the absolute temperature (T 4 ) of the surface. The basic equation for radiation heat transfer between two gray surfaces is given by

13 Thermal radiation Example 3.2. A horizontal steel pipe having a diameter of 10 cm is maintained at a temperature of 60 o C in a large room where the air and wall temperature are at 20 o C with average heat transfer coefficient 6.5 W/m 2 K. The emissivity of the steel is 0.6 calculate the total heat lost from the pipe per unit length.

14 Thermal radiation Solution: The total heat lost from the pipe due to convection and radiation Because the pipe in a large enclosure then the geometrical factor ƒ = 1

15 There exists an analogy between the diffusion of heat and electrical charge. Just as an electrical resistance is associated with the conduc­tion of electricity, a thermal resistance may be associated with the conduction of heat. Analogy between Heat Transfer and Electric Circuits


17 Series Circuits: By analogy

18 Parallel Circuit:

19 Combined Modes of Heat Transfer Combined Convection and Radiation

20 Now if we define the arithmetic mean temperature as: If further T s -T e < { "@context": "", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "", "name": "Now if we define the arithmetic mean temperature as: If further T s -T e <

21 Combined Convection and Conduction This combination is likely to occur with the use of extended surfaces where the primary surface exchanges heat by convection to the adjacent fluid flow and by conduction through the extended surfaces. This case may be considered in a similar manner as the above, but here the problem doesn't need extra work as the conduction thermal resistance is predefined.

22 Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient Fluid combinationU, W/m 2.ºK. Water to water850-1700 Water to oil110-350 Steam condenser, water in tube1000-6000 Ammonia condenser, water in tube800-1400 Finned tube heat exchanger, water in tubes air in cross flow 25-50

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