Thermal design optimization

Therminic short-course 2019

Temperatures are a dominant performance limiting factor in a wide field of applications like lighting, power conversion, drives and telecom. Cooling performance is a key driver in the performance of the end product. In addition, the cooling performance must be able to cope with a wide range of conditions to guard the reliability of the total system performance – while at the same time over-design must be avoided for reasons of compromising other desirable system attributes like price, volume or mass.

The short-course will treat the following topics:

  1. Translating system requirements to thermal requirements
  2. Thermal length scales for temperature drop in solids and for flow heating
  3. Input and output parameters
  4. Virtual Design of Experiments, using CFD to obtain the transfer function between design inputs and temperature outputs
  5. Monte Carlo simulation and statistical capability of the cooling performance to cope with variations in use conditions
  6. Multiple response optimization
  7. Optimization software

The short course is 9.00 – 17.00 on September 24th. Lunch, 2 coffee breaks and course book are included in the price. A limited number of student places is available at 25% student discount.

SHORT COURSE FEES / Description EARLY BIRD LATE (after 31/07/2019)
Student € 476 € 551
Regular Participants € 635 € 735

About the trainer:

Wendy Luiten

Wendy Luiten is Master Black Belt and Electronics Cooling expert. She was Senior thermal specialist at Philips Research Eindhoven for 30+ years, lectures at the High Tech Institute Eindhoven for 10+ years, and she is Master Black Belt in innovation oriented DIDOV – Design for Six Sigma, currently involved in the training programme of Philips research Eindhoven.

Wendy Luiten is the author over 20 papers and holds 6 patents and pending patents. She received the best paper award at SEMI-THERM 2002, the Harvey Rosten award for Excellence in 2014 and the Philips Research Outstanding Achievement award in 2015, and is a long term member of the program comittee of both Therminic and Semitherm.