Natural Convection Heat Transfer Driven By Buoyancy

Buoyancy: The Driving Force of Natural Convection

In thermal management, we describe our air cooled devices as using either natural convection or forced convection. Fans and blowers are the mechanisms behind forced convection cooling solutions, but what about natural convection? Buoyancy is the driving force of natural convection. What is Buoyancy? You’re already well aware and experienced in the effects of buoyancy.

ucted Versus Bypass Flow Versus Free Flow for Heat Sinks

Ducted Versus Bypass Flow

Flow Types in Aavid Genie: Ducted Versus Bypass Flow Aavid Genie has a few different options when it comes to defining flow for your thermal simulation.  Genie defaults to having ducted flow for all three flow types in the Flow Definition portion of a project. One flow type, standard fixed flow, has the option of

Natural Convectio Versus Forced Convection - Aavid Genie

Thermal Convection: Natural versus Forced Convection

Thermal Convection: A Pillar of Heat Transfer In a majority of thermal management solutions, we use thermal convection as a means to remove heat away from our sensitive components and devices. In the rare case we don’t use convection, it’s because we have little to no fluid to work with. Particular applications, like ones in

Thermal Image of Laptop After Extended Use

Thermal Management Introduction: Keeping Devices Cool

I don’t know what thermal management is and at this point I’m too afraid to ask… So, you’ve been tasked with the development of a new product. It’s your first big project and you remember your thermodynamics from college, but your electrical engineers are telling you that your product needs thermal management and that isn’t