A Guide to Electronics Cooling
What you'll learn
- Find out how much heat is dissipated and what is the best way to manage it
- Propose solutions to cool electronic devices
- Interpreate thermal data that comes with electronic device datasheets
- Some basic science
- Ability to solve simple equations
The rise of electronic devices over the last two decades has changed our way of life. Electronic product manufacturers are constantly competing with each other to produce the very best products. Often the limiting factor of an electronic device performance is its ability to dissipate heat. The faster the device cools itself, the better it will perform. Therefore the industry is in constant search of improving this area of technology i.e. electronic cooling.
This course will cover all the information you need to know for designing electronics systems that are thermally balanced.
A basic search on any job website reveals many high paying jobs in this sector. No doubt with electronic devices becoming ubiquitous in the last two decades and the need of high performance products, the skill for electronics cooling is very much in demand. Jobs in this sector are lucrative. This course aims to equip students with this much needed skill.
The skills learnt in this course are very much transferable to other areas such as Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. The same concepts that are used in electronics cooling can be applied to find the heat loss by house walls or to find out the heat lost by a car engine.
This course will be beneficial for anyone looking to pursue a career as a thermal analyst.
Thermal Management of electronics is a skill in great demand.
How the course is structured ?
The lectures in the course have been delivered through whiteboard animations. This techniques breaks-down complex ideas into easy to digest, bite size concepts. Whiteboard animations have also proven to enhance student experience.
The course begins with how heat is generated. It later deals with how heat is dissipated. There are also calculations in the course that are explained step by step. Through these calculations student will become confident in assessing electronics components through their datasheets.
A section of the course has been dedicated to best techniques in the industry for electronics cooling. Heat Sinks, Heat Pipes, Heat Pads and Thermal Compounds have been explored. Transcripts for lectures have also been made available.
Who should take this course?
This course is for all levels and can be completed by anyone with basic knowledge of science. You should also have the ability to calculations of simple equations.
The content tries to remain focused on more practical considerations rather than delving into more academic details.
Who is the target audience?
- Students wanting to learn about Electronic Cooling
- Individuals who want to become "Thermal Analysts"
- Electronic System designer who would like to learn about heat dissipation
- Have an interest in technology and curiosity to learn
- some basic mathematics
Who this course is for:
- People with interest in Science and Electronics
- People with interest in thermal analysis and thermal management
- Electronic Engineers that would like to diversity their skill portfolio
- Engineering students
I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 2001 and since then have had a split career. I have worked both in the industry and taught in the academia. This has helped me marry the practicality of work place to the thoroughness of academic study.
I enrolled as a PhD student in 2004 (Edinburgh, UK) and completed my doctorate in 2007 in Renewable Energy (Solar Thermal)
Since then I have in my spare time conducted numerous workshops on Renewable Energy and have been an instructor for Engineers without Borders. I have taught budding Engineers both at college and University. I am a published author of two books.
Teaching is my passion alongside solving engineering challenges that can make a difference to humanity