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Circuit Board Thermal Design or How to Succeed at the Impossible

D.J. Dean (AWRE Aldermaston, UK)

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 April 1991



This paper explains why the data with which thermal designers have to work is uncertain and incomplete. It then describes how accepting this uncertainty unlocks the shackles of accurate temperature prediction and gives the designer the freedom to tackle the different aspects of thermal design at an appropriate and simple level. The latter part of the paper concentrates on the thermal design of circuit boards, first for steady state and then for transient operation.


Dean, D.J. (1991), "Circuit Board Thermal Design or How to Succeed at the Impossible", Circuit World, Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 4-13.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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