User Acceptance of Your Product

Thermal Design: User Acceptance of Your Product – Part 2

In an earlier blog post, we discuss the importance of user product acceptance. We examined another gaming laptop product review that focused heavily on the thermal management solution and its shortcomings.  The high performance laptop heated up in uncomfortable areas for the user and generated a distracting amount of noise with its fans. This article

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

Copper and Aluminum Raw Material Example

Selecting or Defining Heat Sink Materials in Aavid Genie

Aavid Genie explores 6 different heat sink types: Extruded, Bonded Fin Assembly, Brazed Fin Assembly, Folded Fin Assembly, Skived Fin, and Zipper Fin Assemblies. Defining heat sink materials is based off the heat sink’s manufacturing method. Assembled heat sinks may have limitations on how they’re joined together. Single Piece Heat Sinks Extruded Heat Sinks Extruded and

Working Envelope Allowable Heat Sink Volume

What Aavid Genie Means: “Working Envelope” and Heat Sink Design Volume

Space: the Final Frontier In the “Project Conditions” page of Aavid Genie, there is a box that asks you the “Working Envelope.” This term refers to the heat sink design volume.   Think of this as the volume you have available for your heat sink in your application. Aavid Genie defines your working envelope in