To cool hotter components, engineers are turning to larger fans and heat sinks and increased surface areas. The downside is that these hardware changes add significant cost to the design. Alternatively, a cooling systems performance can be improved just by using a better interface material to lower thermal resistance at the interface of the case and the heat sink. Participants will learn to overcome related thermal challenges by making simple and cost-effective changes in thermal interface materials.
We’re holding another webinar today, November 3rd, at 2PM EST “Tips, Tricks and Techniques for the Best Use of CFD for Heat Sink and System Modeling” In our webinar we’ll cover what we do at ATS in our use of CFD as part of our overall thermal analysis work. We think you’ll learn some of what we do so you can apply it to your own work.
Give us 60 minutes and we’ll give you a cooler datacenter!Â That’s right, our webinar on October 27, “Tools and Techniques for the Thermal Management of Small, Medium and Large Scale Data Centers ” will teach you:
How to consider your datacenter like a system for your thermal management strategy
Do you approach cooling a small, medium or large scale datacenter differently or the same?
Are you focusing on the most critical cooling goals for your datacenter or are you chasing the wrong goals and watching heat and power usage spiral?
We’ll answer these questions and more at our free Webinar, “Tools and Techniques for the Thermal Management of Small, Medium and Large Scale Data Centers ”
We hold at least one webinar a month here at ATS. They are always chock full of solid thermal engineering information. And by that I don’t mean just some fancy slides with examples. No. We talk about the basic calculations involved in the science (some would call “black art”) of thermal management. We talk about how to “do” thermal management.
And it’s not always about “a bigger fan”.
And one of the most helpful tools we have in our arsenal is Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD for short. We do alot of CFD. Its not the only analysis we do, but, it forms an important part of our design cycle and it should yours as well. Whether you are developing a thermal management solution centered around a heat sink, heat pipe, air flow, what have you, CFD can be a helpful part of the cycle. As our founder and CEO, Kaveh Azar, once noted:
“When you use CFD properly, you have an upper hand on achieving thermal management solutions faster, cheaper and more effectively,” says Dr. Azar. You spend less time on trial and error in the lab, assembling and testing prototypes and sample parts. The more you know about CFD programs, the better you can simulate the important elements and avoid wasting time and memory where it’s not needed.
I’d like to invite you to our next webinar, being held June 23rd, 2PM EST, entitled, “Tips and Techniques for Best Use of CFD for Heat Sinks and Systems Modeling” We’ll be covering some great stuff in this webinar around how we use CFD in our thermal engineering and how you can apply it to your work as well. To register, and it is free, just click over to this link to sign up: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/300959811
To get a quick overview of our CFD webinar, as well as hearing some of what we consider best practice for using CFD, watch this 2 minute screencast: