Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power

2018-09-04T12:40:22+00:00

Figure 1. Self Sufficient Home with Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Engineers combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power. While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has a typical combined efficiency of 45 percent, CHP systems can operate at levels as high as 80 percent. Some micro-CHP technologies use mechanical engines, such as internal combustion [...]

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power 2018-09-04T12:40:22+00:00

Introduction to IC Thermal Management and Heat Transfer

2018-04-05T15:35:55+00:00

IC thermal management introduction. This relates to the heat transfer problems encountered by an electrical engineer in semiconductor design.

Introduction to IC Thermal Management and Heat Transfer 2018-04-05T15:35:55+00:00

Energy Efficiency in Building Materials, Insulation and Windows

2018-04-04T09:48:28+00:00

Figure 1: FLIR image of two houses showing energy loss. Colors towards red on the scale indicate warmer surfaces and more energy loss. The basic principle behind thermal insulation is simple to understand.  The harder it is for heat to travel through a material, the better insulator that material will make.  In this blog, I’m going to take a look at how that effectiveness is quantified, after a brief review of the three methods of heat transfer.  The building and construction industry use a ratio called the R-factor to indicate how well a building material can insulate a space.  Also called the thermal insulance or thermal resistance, a higher R-value indicates a more effective insulator. Heat Transfer Methods There are [...]

Energy Efficiency in Building Materials, Insulation and Windows 2018-04-04T09:48:28+00:00

2014 IEEE CPMT Winner, Expert in Thermal Management and Heat Transfer

2018-03-28T10:44:17+00:00

Professor Avram Bar-Cohen, 2014 IEEE CPMT Field Award Winner, is leader in heat sink, heat transfer, and thermal management.

2014 IEEE CPMT Winner, Expert in Thermal Management and Heat Transfer 2018-03-28T10:44:17+00:00

Heat Transfer in the Kitchen: Cutting Energy Costs and Thermal Management

2017-05-10T14:39:57+00:00

Further exploring heat transfer and thermal management that occurs in your average kitchen.

Heat Transfer in the Kitchen: Cutting Energy Costs and Thermal Management 2017-05-10T14:39:57+00:00

Thermal Analysis of Ice and Water

2018-03-26T11:54:57+00:00

In this week’s blog we will follow up the previous series of espresso thermal analysis with a thermal analysis that is a little more fitting for this

Thermal Analysis of Ice and Water 2018-03-26T11:54:57+00:00

Thermal Analysis of Espresso Cup Materials (Part 1)

2017-06-05T11:06:56+00:00

Thermal Analysis of Espresso Cup Materials In our blog this week focuses on espresso coffee and the material of the cup in which it is served. The three standard materials that will be tested are paper, Styrofoam and ceramic. Paper cups are designed for cold drinks, so it is likely that they will result in the lowest amount of thermal energy retention in the espresso coffee. Styrofoam cups are designed as a cheaper and single-use alternative to standard ceramic coffee cups. Since they have the ability to handle a large range of temperatures, they will be able to manage the thermal energy in the espresso coffee. Ceramic cups are designed to handle extremely hot temperatures and then be washed [...]

Thermal Analysis of Espresso Cup Materials (Part 1) 2017-06-05T11:06:56+00:00

Alternative Energy Engineering: Energy from the Earth’s Natural Heat

2018-03-14T10:55:43+00:00

A discussion of utilizing CFD and FEA to perform stress analysis and thermal analysis on turbines that acquire geothermal energy.

Alternative Energy Engineering: Energy from the Earth’s Natural Heat 2018-03-14T10:55:43+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Wine and Pepper Tri-Tip

2018-03-28T11:22:06+00:00

Here in our weekly cooking blog, The Engineer's Kitchen, we create summer BBQ with a recipe for wine and pepper tri-tip with a creamy potato salad

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Wine and Pepper Tri-Tip 2018-03-28T11:22:06+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Steak with Mushrooms

2018-03-28T11:31:56+00:00

This week on The Engineer's Kitchen we create a great grilled steak served with a mustard and sauteed mushroom sauce.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Steak with Mushrooms 2018-03-28T11:31:56+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Grilled Chipotle Chicken

2018-03-28T11:52:22+00:00

The first blog in the series called The Engineer's Kitchen, we feature a grilled chipotle chicken recipe for healthy eating.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Grilled Chipotle Chicken 2018-03-28T11:52:22+00:00

IC Thermal Management Part 5 Thermal Interface Materials

2018-03-29T10:58:26+00:00

IC thermal Management scenario where there is no integrated heat spreader and the chip is directly coupled to the heat sink.

IC Thermal Management Part 5 Thermal Interface Materials 2018-03-29T10:58:26+00:00