Sense and nonsense of heat transfer correlations applied to electronics cooling

  • C.J.M. Lasance
  • Published 2005 in
    EuroSimE 2005. Proceedings of the 6th…


Generations of mechanical engineers have been educated to use the correlations that fill the textbooks Russell is mentioning because: "For convenience of engineering applications, correlation equations are developed over the entire range of dimensions and for any Pr-number". Unfortunately, for a thermal designer, real-life is more like hell than paradise… (More)


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