The better educated you are about implications of heat in electronics, the better prepared you are when heat problems inevitably occur and the more valuable you will be perceived at your company. Advanced Thermal Solutions breaks down the often complex field of thermal management into individual, key topics that are more easily understood and mastered. Our next webinar, Natural Convection Cooling: Optimizing Heat Sink Fin Spacing and More for Heat Transfer, is on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2pm EST.
Most high-powered electronic devices are cooled by forced convection airflow, but occasionally there is a need for natural convection cooling. Determining factors, which include cost, noise, vibration and reliability, can cause the need to eliminate the use of a fan or blower – particularly in consumer electronics and outdoor enclosures. Attendees will learn more about how to implement natural convection cooling, how to optimize for fin spacing and other important design elements for a successful thermal management solution.
In the meantime, check out the article on “Natural Convection in Vertical Channels” from Qpedia to see how techniques for optimizing heat transfer in natural convection situations.