Category Archives: Training

New Electronics Cooling Webinars are Open for Second Quarter of 2012

Each month during the second quarter of 2012, ATS will present a technical webinar covering different topics within the dynamic world of electronics cooling. Each of these one-hour, online tutorials will include detailed visuals, definitions, instructions, case studies and references. One or more ATS PhD-level thermal engineers will be presenting live. Viewers will be able to key in questions during and after the presentation.

Each Q2 webinar is planned for a Thursday afternoon (ET) late in the month. These are the second quarter topics for the ATS webinars:

April 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET

How to Perform and Understand Air Velocity Measurement within Electronics Systems

Participants will learn about the importance of measuring air velocity in a system, the instruments necessary for obtaining useful measurements and where these velocities should be recorded.

May 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET

CFD as a Tool to Perform Heat Sink and System Modeling

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools have become indispensable simulation tools, enabling design engineers to confront electronics cooling challenges on demand. Some tips and tricks are invaluable in performing these analyses. Among them: the simplest methods of preparing a CFD model; the best techniques for meshing; and how to model a systems components, such as fans and perforated plates. Attendees will learn about common and not-so-common issues in CFD, and how to overcome them.

June 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Heat Sink Selection Made Easy

As heat dissipation needs for electronic devices rapidly grow, choosing the right heat sink the first time is essential. With so many application requirements and heat sink options, this can be a daunting task. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the importance of system airflow and its impact on heat sink design; attachment methods; and how to solve thermal design challenges.

Seats at each of these webinars are free, but limited. Registration is available online at, or by calling 1-781-949-2522.

Learn How to Cool Consumer Electronics in our February 23rd Webinar

Thermal Management of Consumer Electronics” is the topic of our next webinar, on Thursday, February 23rd, 2PM EST. The free webinar will cover:

Consumer electronics are now being used in places that were once exclusive to business and military electronics. Products like Apple’s iPhone and iPad are sophisticated technologies with powerful processors housed in small spaces with restricted airflow. As a result, these devices, and others like them, are providing many new benefits, but they also bring higher thermal management needs. Attendees will learn the available cooling options, and important factors such as the importance of spreading resistance in component and system thermal management.

The webinar is going to be chock full of great information cooling consumer electronics. The webinar is free and taught by Dr. Kaveh Azar, one of the worlds foremost authorities on heat transfer. Click here to register: “Thermal Management of Consumer Electronics

Thermal Management Course Coming to coolingZONE Summit October 4th, 2011

As many of our readers know, ATS does alot of education in the thermal engineering space. Many of you have been to our free webinars and can atest to the quality of the information and how useful it is. Here’s what some of you have been saying to us:

“I enjoy your webinars. I usually don’t catch them live but view the archived versions (very helpful with schedule conflicts). I also attended one of Dr. Azar’s thermal management classes and was very impressed with his and your company’s work.”

“I really value the knowledge that is shared within the thermal field by ATS”

“Thanks again to you and Dr. Azar on a nicely done Webinar on Thermal management overview.”

“Really appreciate you putting on the webinar series. Thanks!”

Well how about a whole day of thermal engineering training? We’ve got one lined up on October 4, 2011 at The coolingZONE Summit October 4 – 6, 2011. Your speaker will be Dr. Kaveh Azar and here is the syllabus:

  1. Fundamentals of Electronics Cooling what it is; why it needs to be considered; how it is approached and what needs to be considered
  2. Required Calculations in Thermal Management a set of calculations and respective procedures for analytical modeling of components, boards and systems
  3. Effective Characterization: The Role of Measurement in Thermal Management basic principles of measurement and proper practices for temperature, velocity, pressure and heat flux
  4. The Role of Software in Thermal Management: CFD Simulation understanding the fundamentals of CFD simulation and reviewing the best practices in modeling electronic components, boards and systems
  5. Heat Sink Design and Thermal Interface Selection a review of the heat sink design process and the role of thermal interface material in cooling of electronic components.
  6. Fan Characterization and Its Deployment in Electronic Systems a review of fan types, their characteristics and best deployment practices, including fan characterization.
  7. Vapor Chamber and Jet Impingement For Thermal Management of High Power Electronics use of vapor chambers in electronics cooling, along with jet impingement characteristics and its heat transfer benefits/shortfalls
  8. The Salient Features of Market-Developed Cooling Solutions cooling solutions that have been developed across the electronics industry, from vacuum tubes to todays sophisticated electronics.

According to the coolingZONE Summit web site:

The 11th Annual coolingZONE Business and Technology Summit is being held October 5-6, 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel located on the historic Charles River that separates the cities of Cambridge and Boston. Cambridge is major hub for high technology and business education, including MIT and Harvard University.

You can sign up for ATS’s one-day short course by visiting coolingZONE’s web site registration page at ATS Short Course at coolingZONE

Tony Kordyban Reveals Thermal Management’s Myths Today, December 16th, at ATS’s Webinar Today

Tony Kordyban Reveals Thermal Management’s Myths Today, December 16th, at ATS’s Webinar Today. It’s going to be both entertaining and educational and it’s FREE. So, register today for our webinar, 2PM EST, “Santa’s Sleigh: The Lighter Side of Thermal Management“.

68% of myths about cooling electronics are linked to holiday legends

Tony Kordyban Thermal Management Presentation Tony Kordyban, our guest webinar presenter for our Thursday, December 16th webinar is quite certain that 68% of myths about cooling electronics are linked to holiday legends! To see if Tony’s “facts” are right about the myths of cooling electronics, register for the Tony Kordyban webinar, “Santa’s Sleigh: The Lighter Side of Thermal Managment with guest speaker, Tony Kordyban