Design considerations including thermal, mechanical, and electrical effects for a forced convection cooling system for a chassis or cabinet application.
A discussion on thermal conductivity, how to calculate it, and how to best remove heat energy from electrical components to prolong their lives.
Six thermal measurement methods are reviewed: resistance thermometer, thermocouple, diode/transistor, optical probe, infrared and liquid crystal thermography.
A study of the heat loads for an outdoor LED-based lighting system using analytical modeling to determine the feasibility of the design with solar heat load.
An analysis of circuit board air flow measurement techniques and the considerations required to obtain an accurate reading in this complex environment.
A look at how components on a printed circuit board thermally couple and the design considerations that help minimize heat dissipation problems.
Although they use and dissipate much less power than conventional incandescent lighting, LEDs still create heat in the process of converting electrons to photons.
Even though SSL bulbs consume less power and use it more efficiently, heat is still an issue.