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Underfloor Thermal Insulation; Why? Part I

Underfloor Thermal Insulation; Why? Part I

I’m building an extension to my house at the moment. Actually, let me qualify that; I’m doing some of the…

Is all Software Rubbish?

Is all Software Rubbish?

How can software ever be classed as being any good if vendors keep issuing new versions of it? Was V1.0…

Thermatronic Stagnation (nothing to do with male deers)

Thermatronic Stagnation (nothing to do with male deers)

Stagnation, not the land of male deer, more the tendency for something not to flow. Still brown dirty pools spring…

Fractals: Gods Artwork, Part III

Fractals: Gods Artwork, Part III

Returning to this series is simply an excuse to include the most marvellous of images that are after all simply…

Thermatrons Must Leave

Thermatrons Must Leave

Talk to a mathematician about thermodynamics and heat transfer and before long they’ll be showing you lots of weird symbols…

At the Speed of Heat

At the Speed of Heat

Many analogies exist relating heat flow to fluid flow. Oops, there’s one. A good electronics thermal design is one that…

A Load of HVAC TLAs

A Load of HVAC TLAs

As humans we’ve lived in ‘built environments’ for a very long time.  From the cave to the penthouse suite, the…

How-to: Invert your thermal model to good effect

How-to: Invert your thermal model to good effect

Thought I’d follow the previous post on this subject up with a slightly more detailed description of exactly how to…

Clogged cooling fins, a cautionary tale

Clogged cooling fins, a cautionary tale

Here’s an interesting little article about the consequences of clogged cooling (heatsink) fins. A heatsink (area extender) is fine if…