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SEMI-THERM 33 – ‘A History of Commercial CFD’ Short Course

SEMI-THERM 33 – ‘A History of Commercial CFD’ Short Course

At this year’s SEMI-THERM symposium next week in San Jose, John Parry and I will be presenting a short course…

Talking CFD Podcast – Democratization, Appification and Strategy

Talking CFD Podcast – Democratization, Appification and Strategy

I had the pleasure recently to talk with Robin Knowles as part of his Talking CFD podcast series. All credit…

A Novel Approach to Reducing Heatsink Mass Whilst Preserving Thermal Performance, using FloTHERM

A Novel Approach to Reducing Heatsink Mass Whilst Preserving Thermal Performance, using FloTHERM

Heatsinking is a common method to facilitate the removal of heat from a dissipating component, thus reducing source (junction) temperature….

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 6 – Response Surface Models

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 6 – Response Surface Models

So far we’ve looked at a couple of ways to optimise the design of a heatsink to meet some quantified…

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 5 – Sequential Optimisation and Compound Cost Functions

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 5 – Sequential Optimisation and Compound Cost Functions

Sequential optimisation is an alternative optimisation strategy that can be run in FloTHERM’s Command Center module. As with response surface…

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 4 – Response Surface Inspection

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 4 – Response Surface Inspection

To recap… So far in this series we’ve: Taken a simple FloTHERM application of a component+heatsink placed on a PCB…

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 3 – Cost Function Response Surfaces

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 3 – Cost Function Response Surfaces

A design of experiments based study will provide a scatter gun type indication of how the system performs with a…

Happy Lunar New Year! – FloEFD Investigates Sky Lantern Aerodynamics

Happy Lunar New Year! – FloEFD Investigates Sky Lantern Aerodynamics

Happy Chinese new year, wishing you all prosperity, luck, health and fortune in this, the year of the Monkey! Also…

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 2 – Design of (Computational) Experiments

Response Surface and Sequential Optimisation of a Heatsink Using FloTHERM. Part 2 – Design of (Computational) Experiments

The most effective, but least efficient, method to determine an optimal combination of design parameters is to consider every single…