An Overview of the Challenges in Thermal Testing
Price: $ 89.00
Robert J. Moffat, Ph.D.
President, Moffat Thermosciences
Professor, Stanford University
Today’s engineers require skilled knowledge to effectively plan and respond to the many challenges faced in the thermal testing of electronics. In this lecture, we will focus on temperature measurements in air-cooled systems (surface and coolant) in a reasonably well-equipped lab. We will discuss the application and error characteristics of thermocouples, RTDs, thermistors, IR cameras, and liquid crystals. We will then discuss how to effectively plan and execute a set of measurements that will answer the question that sent you into the lab and give you an estimate of the measurement uncertainty. In experiment planning, we will discuss the various parameters to consider, such as identifying the specific questions you are trying to answer; the degree of accuracy required; type of sensors and lab equipment available for thermal testing; and applicable budget constraints. Finally, we will review specific challenges in measurement accuracy and uncertainty, including measurement errors most commonly encountered and the impact of your overall result.
This video presentaiton was recorded during coolingZONE-11 Business & Technology Summit. The video is 60 minutes long.