Thermal Design and Management in Electronics

International workshop on Thermal Design and Management in Electronics SAMEER Centre for Electromagnetics, Chennai in association with Indian Inst...
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International workshop on

Thermal Design and Management in Electronics


Centre for Electromagnetics, Chennai in association with

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 10-11, January 2006 at The Capitol, Bangalore Sponsors Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India


Degree Controls, Inc. Thiruvananthapuram

FLOMERICS Flomerics India Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore

Delphi-TCI, Bangalore

Waveaxis, Bangalore

UGS The PLM Company

UGS PLM Co. Solutions Ltd. Bangalore

Programme Brochure

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Introduction: Majority of field failures in an electronic equipment are due to temperature rise in the electronic components. Inadequate cooling always results in higher component temperature leading to avoidable failures. With miniaturization of micro-electronics and demand for small product form, heat flux on devices are on rise and thermal design has become a critical factor in electronic equipment. Thermal design aspects, if considered well in advance, can help in avoiding time and cost over-runs in critical product development and ensure better reliability.

About the Workshop

Objective and Background of Workshop: With more than a billion devices packaged in a chip and with growing demand for lighter and smaller products, an efficient thermal management is essential to develop reliable and cost-effective products. Rapid recent progress in computational heat transfer and fluid flow made system level thermal simulations feasible. However, the capabilities and application limitation of these tools are often not known to the designer in sufficient detail. The workshop will discuss these issues and provide the latest trends in the heat transfer techniques necessary for the design of electronic products. It will also discuss modeling and analysis of electronic enclosure and different types of materials used for efficient heat transfer. Researchers and industry experts, from US and Indian Schools and multinational companies will address the following key issues. Multi-phase systems in high heat flux Applications

Free and Forced Air Cooling

Active and passive cooling technologies

Thermo electric cooling

Industry needs and technical challenges

Sub continuum thermal transport

The participants who attend the workshop can utilize the rich experience of the international experts and avail valuable guidance for their ambiguous thermal problems. The course is intended for Engineers, Scientists of R&D institutions, teaching faculty and research scholars who is working and doing research in the area of thermal design and analysis of electronic systems. This workshop is organised by Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) which is one of the leading laboratory in India in the area of thermal design and analysis, in association with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, a world renowned education and research institute. The major sponsors are Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India,Degree C Controls, Thiruvananthapuram, Flomerics(India), UGS PLM Solutions Ltd., Delphi-TCI and Waveaxis, Bangalore. o

Ravi Mahajan Principal Engineer Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ, USA

He is currently responsible for setting architectural direction for package and assembly architectures for High Density Interconnect (HDI) packages for INTEL microprocessors and chipsets. He has led design efforts for thermal solution definition for key microprocessors such as the first Itanium processor in server applications and the Pentium III in the desktop and mobile environments. Yogendra Joshi GW Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Suresh Garimella School of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, USA

His research interest includes high-performance compact cooling technologies and electronics packaging, micro- and nano-scale thermal phenomena, electro-thermal co-design, crystal growth, solidification processing under microgravity conditions, electronic and composite materials processing. Arvind Krishna Mechanical Engineering Analysis Delphi Electronics and Safety, Kokomo, Indiana

He leads research activity in diverse electronic packaging areas such as thermal management, interfacial delamination, vibration durability and design-focused mechanical analysis for various automotive electronics products. Alfonso Ortega Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Arizona, USA

He has research interest and expertise in experimental convective heat transfer, electronics cooling, natural convection, forced convection in complex turbulent flows, convection in porous media and geophysical applications and advanced measurement techniques.


His research interests are in the areas of heat transfer, combustion, energy system and micro electro mechanical systems, thermo-fluid issues in emerging technologies and micro thermal systems and thermal management of high heat flux buildings.

Sushil Bhavnani Department of Mechanical Engineering Auburn University, USA

He has specialized in heat transfer enhancement, gas turbines, solar energy, experimental heat transfer, refrigeration, heat transfer augmentation, interferometry, microelectronics cooling, non-newtonian fluid mechanics, natural convection, multi-phase heat transfer, spacecraft leak detection and interdisciplinary design education.

Pradip Dutta Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Science, India


His research and teaching interests are in the general area of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and computational methods. Specific areas of current research include solidification, heat transfer in materials processing and manufacturing, and cooling of electronics. Timothy S. Fisher School of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, USA

He has specialized in simulation and measurement of nanoscale heat transfer, coupled electro-thermal effects in semiconductor devices, nanoscale direct energy conversion, molecular electronics, microfluidic devices, and boundary- and finite-element computational methods. M Prakash Maiya Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), India

He has expertise in refrigeration and air conditioning, absorption cooling and heating systems, desiccant and evaporative cooling, Industrial ventilation and drying and effluent evaporation.

Greg Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering Vanderbilt University, USA

His research interests are in the areas of electro-thermal simulation of semiconductor devices, microscale heat transfer and energy transport, micro-refrigeration and energy conversion, MEMS, inverse and parameter estimation methods, heat flux measurement, scientific computational methods and software integration architectures.


White House, The Capitol

08.45 -10.00

Registration, Inauguration & High-tea


Industry trends and needs - Ravi Mahajan, Intel Corporation, USA


System-level modeling and analysis - Yogendra Joshi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Forced convection/microchannels - Suresh Garimella, Purdue University, USA


Practical Thermal Management for Automotive Electronics - Arvind Krishna, Delphi Electronics and Safety, USA


Free convection - Alfonso Ortega, University of Arizona, USA

January 11, 2006 09.00-10.15

Multi-phase transport and cooling - Sushil Bhavnani, Auburn University, USA


Phase change materials - Pradip Dutta, Indian Institute of Science




Thermal interface materials - Timothy Fisher, Purdue University, USA


Thermoelectric cooling - Prakash Maiya, Indian Institute of Technology (Madras)


Subcontinuum thermal transport - Greg Walker, Vanderbilt University, USA


Interactive session


Closing ceremony

Lunch Break between 13.00 and 13.45 hours and coffee/ tea break between 16.15 and 16.30 hours on both days.

Programme Schedule

January 10, 2006

Registration Details The Registration form can be downloaded from our web site at and submit filled-in forms along with payment. The fee details are given in the Table. Each registered delegate will be provided with a copy of Workshop Proceedings and other necessary stationery.

Registration details

Table Early registration fee: Valid till 15th December 2005

Rs.4000/- per person

Registration fee: after 15th December 2005

Rs.4500/- per person

Spot registration*:

Rs.5000/- per person

*subject to availability Group discount: 10% discount is offered for a group of 3 and above from the same institution and this is not admissible for spot registration. Cancellation / transfer of registration: Delegates who desire to cancel their registration without any deduction can do so on or before 25th December 2005. After 25th December 2005, 10% of the registration fee will be charged towards cancellation fee. Transfer of registration within the organisation / institution is acceptable with prior information on or before 2nd January 2006 through fax or email. Mode of payment: Payment preferably made by way of demand draft or cheque drawn from any national bank and payable in Chennai in favour of “SEMCE(I) - Chennai Chapter” and to be sent along with filled-in registration form to, Treasurer SEMCE(I) - Chennai Chapter SAMEER - Centre for Electromagnetics 2nd Cross Road CIT Campus Taramani Chennai - 600 113 Tamilnadu.

Advisory Committee Chairman: M Madhavan Nambiar, IAS, Additional Secretary, DIT Govt. of India.

Co-chair: K R Kini, SAMEER Prof. K Srinivasan, IISc Prof. Pradip Dutta, IISc Prof. Timothy S Fisher, Purdue University G Natarajan, ADE

R Raghunathan, ADE

D R Bhandari, ISAC

Dr. U K Revankar, LRDE

T K Sarkar, DIT

Organising Committee Chairman: S Karunakaran, SAMEER Members: S G Brave, ISAC

R Sivaramakrishnan, SAMEER

Rajesh Harsh, SAMEER

Rajesh Nair, Degree Controls Inc.

S Sivakumar, LRDE

N Parameswaran, Delphi-TCI

S Master Anand, SAMEER

T Ravichandra, Flomerics(I)

For further details / information, please contact: G. Dhanushkodi / M. Muthuraj Electronics Packaging Division SAMEER-Centre for Electromagnetics Department of Information Technology Ministry of Communications & Information Technology Government of India 2nd Cross Road, CIT Campus Taramani, Chennai-600 113. Tel : +91-44-2254 1583 / 1817 / 2106 / 2452 Fax: +91-44-2254 1938 / 1424 Email: [email protected] Web:


Members: Dr. K Tamilmani, CABS

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Registration Form (For more registrations, this form can be photocopied) Name Designation Postal Address

Telephone Number Fax Number Email Address


Single registration

Group of 3 or above

Payment Details: Demand draft to be drawn in favour of Society for EMC Engineers (India), Chennai Chapter. Amount in Fig. & Words:


(Rupees..................................................................................................only) Bank Name:............................................................................................... Bank Draft No................................................................................................ Date:.....................................

Signature with date The payment should be sent to: Treasurer SEMCE(I) - Chennai Chapter SAMEER - Centre for Electromagnetics 2nd Cross Road, CIT Campus Taramani, Chennai - 600 113 Tamilnadu India.