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The art of modelling using CFD. Part II – Grilles

Wiki quote: “A grille is an opening of several slits side by side in a…

The art of modelling using CFD. Part I – What happens if you cross art with science?

Considering that CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is an advanced mathematical method for predicting fluid flow…

How much do ‘U-Value’ good thermal insulation? Part VII – “Ooo, shut that door”

Larry Grayson’s famous high camp catchphrase would be well heeded by those wanting to ensure good…

“A Faster Horse” – Mentor ‘IDEAS for Mechanical’ driving product development

The Mentor ‘IDEAS for Mechanical’ site allows users of FloTHERM, FloVENT, FloTHERM PCB and FloEFD to post…

How much do ‘U-Value’ good thermal insulation? Part VI – revenge of the radiative heat flux

Conduction, the transfer of heat through a solid object. Convection, the transfer of heat in…

IC package representation is central to Electronics Cooling

Electronics cooling involves ensuring that IC package temperatures do not exceed maximum rated values. If…

How much do ‘U-Value’ good thermal insulation? Part V

Why is it that when you increase a cavity air gap size beyond ~30mm is…

How much do ‘U-Value’ good thermal insulation? Part IV

100mm block, 50mm insulation, 50mm cavity air gap then 100mm block make up an external…

How much do ‘U-Value’ good thermal insulation? Part III

As covered in the previous blog, air that sticks to the inside and outside walls…