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INL1000511, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0529, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HEAT TRANSFER IN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SIMONE MANCIN ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 MANCIN SIMONE (Presidente)
ZILIO CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
10 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 MANCIN SIMONE (Presidente)
ZILIO CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
9 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 MANCIN SIMONE (Presidente)
ZILIO CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: To achieve the targeted objectives of the course, the knowledge of fundamental notions of thermodynamics and heat transfer (I and II law of Thermodynamics, thermal conduction, thermal convection, and radiation) are requested.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving the following knowledge and skills on:
- Internal heat generation in electronics devices;
- Heat transfer in electronics devices;
- Fluid dynamics in electronics devices;
- Passive techniques for enhanced heat transfer;
- Solution of heat transfer problems in electronics devices by means of theoretical, experimental, and numerical (ANSYS, Fluent) methods.
Examination methods: The exam is subdivided in two main parts:
Part I: the student has to individually conduct some practical numerical examples and develop a thermal simulation of an enhanced surface using ANSYS.
Part II: the student has to take an oral exam concerning the course's topics to verify the achieved knowledge and skills.
Assessment criteria: The following evaluation criteria will be used for the assessment of the achieved knowledge and skills:
- Completeness of theoretical knowledge on the analysis of the heat transfer in electronics devices;
- Application skills linked to the theoretical knowledge for the calculation and analysis of heat transfer problems in electronics devices;
- Making judgements skills about the analysis and solution of heat transfer problems in electronics devices.
- Communications skills and accuracy in using technical terms and in the content presentation.
Course unit contents: The specific contents of the course are the followings:
- Internal heat generation in electronics devices
- Heat transfer in electronics devices;
- Fluid dynamics analysis of electronics devices;
- Flow boiling and pool boiling;
- Passive techniques for enhanced heat transfer: surface treatments, extended surfaces, inserts, mini- and micro-channels;
- Active and passive cooling techniques for electronics thermal management: mini- vapour cycle systems, heat pipes and vapour chambers, phase change materials.
- Numerical tools for heat transfer simulation (ANSYS, Fluent).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is structured as it follows:
- Theoretical oral lectures in which the professor will introduce and analyze the heat transfer and the fluid dynamic processes in electronics devices, also using PowerPoint support;
- Practical oral lectures in which the professor will guide the student through the solution of numerical problems using also the commercial numerical tools (ANSYS, Fluent);
- Laboratory activities at the nano heat transfer lab and at the refrigeration lab.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teaching material will be available to students through the course moodle platform. Study material includes:
- Lecture notes and powerpoint presentations;
- Scientific papers.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Incropera, Frank P.; Dewitt, David P., Fundamentals of heat and mass transferFrank P. Incropera, David P. Dewitt. New York: J. Wiley, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bonacina, Cesare; Cavallini, Alberto, Trasmissione del caloreCesare Bonacina, Alberto Cavallini, Lino Mattarolo. Padova: Cleup, 1985, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Remsburg, Ralph, Thermal design of electronic equipmentRalph Remsburg. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • ANSYS Fluent

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Climate Action