ME 597G
  Heat Transfer in Electronic Systems
  Spring 2009

   
 



 
 
(picture of a piezoelectric fan and the visualized flow field)

Tentative Schedule - Spring 2009

[1] Some of the lectures will be delivered by invited guest speakers who are experts in the field.

Period

Date

Topic[1]

Important Due Date

 

January

 

 

1

T 13

Heat transfer fundamentals review of conduction, convection and radiation

 

2

Th 15

"Thermal management of electronic systems: Challenges and opportunities," Guest Lecutre, Dr. Ravi Mahajan, Intel Corp.

 

3

T 20

Contact resistance

 

4

Th 22

Conjugate conduction and thermal spreading

HW 1

5

T 27

Fin analysis, heat sink design

6

Th 29

Natural convection in electronics packaging

Design Project 1
February

T 3

"Sources of self-heating in electronics," Guest Lecture, Dr. Shankar Krishnan, Pacific Northwest Labs

 

8

Th 5

Radiation in electronic packages

 

9

T 10

Forced convection in electronics

HW 2

10

Th 12

Boiling and condensation

11

T 17

Phase change energy storage with PCMs

12

Th 19

"Liquid cold plates for electronics cooling," Guest Lecture, Dr. Sukhvinder Kang, Aavid Thermalloy

 

13

T 24

"Immersion cooling of electronics," Guest Lecture, Dr. Phil Tuma, 3M Corp.

HW 3

14

Th 26

"Introduction to heat pipes," Guest Lecture, Dr. Mark North, Thermacore

Design Project 2

 

March

   

15 

T 3

"Acoustics and mechanical design issues," Guest Lecture, Mark Juds, Eaton Corp.

 

16

Th 5

Jet Impingement

17

T 10

Microchannel heat exchangers

 

18

Th 12

"Design of fan heat sinks," Guest Lecture, Dr. Ioan Sauciuc, Intel Corp.

HW 4

 

16-21

Spring Break

 

19

T 24

Piezoelectric fans  

20

Th 26

"Thermal management of consumer electronics," Guest Lecture, Dr. Kazuaki Yazawa, Sony Corp.

21

T 31

Midterm Exam

 

April

 

 

22

Th 2

"Thermal management of information technology data centers," Guest Lecture, Dr. Madhu Iyengar, IBM

23

T 7

Design Proposal Presentations

HW 5, Project Strategy

24

Th 9

"Miniature-scale refrigeration systems for electronics cooling," Guest Lecture, Dr. Eckhard Groll

25

T 14

"Thermoelectric modules," Guest Lecture, Dr. Marc Hodes, Tufts University

26

Th 16

"Small-scale waste heat recovery," Guest Lecture, Dr. Srinivas Garimella, Georgia Tech

27

T 21

Thermal design of automotive electronics HW 6

28

Th 23

Novel microscale diagnostics

 

29

T 28

Final Project Presentations

 

30

Th 30

Final Project Presentations

   

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May 7

Final Project Report



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