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.

Not Your Everyday Thermals Solar Eclipse Thermals Illustration

Solar Eclipse Thermals: Radiation’s Effect on Weather

Humans in general take regular things for granted. Sometimes, it’s only when our regular programming gets disrupted that we realize how much impact these everyday occurrences have on our lives. The big disruption in the US this summer is the total solar eclipse that reaches coast to coast on August 21st, 2017.  One thing that

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