Organically Grown 3D Printable Heatsinks – Part 3: Smoothing the Edges

The shape of the small piece of geometry that is added so as to successively…

Organically Grown 3D Printable Heatsinks – Part 2: Trunks and Branches

Adrian Bejan’s Constructal Law states: “For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live),…

Organically Grown 3D Printable Heatsinks – Part 1: A Simple Iterative Procedure

This is what a typical extruded fin heatsink looks like. It’s made of metal and…

The Electronics Cooling Metaphorical Drinking Game – Part Deux

With Semi-Therm 31 just a week away I thought it would be a good time…

Mentor Graphics at Semi-Therm 31 – ‘Dolly the Heatsink’ and much more

Semi-Therm, the world’s largest dedicated electronics thermal conference, will take place between March 15-19 at…

Engineering Love

It’s National Engineer’s Week in the US this week. A similar event takes place in…

3D Thermal Simulation of 2D Images, a Valentine’s Love Story.

A full 3D thermal simulation of an electronic system requires, not surprisingly, a 3D geometric…

Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 3: Cool-down

Horror vacui, Natura abhorret vacuum, Resintenza del vacuo; from Aristotle to Galileo, it has long…

Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 2: Warm-up

Sure, most modern homes have much more advanced water heating systems than a big tank…