CFD analysis of cooling of electronic equipment as an undergraduate design project

Aradağ Çelebioğl S., Olgun U., Aktürk F., Başibüyük B.

Computer Applications in Engineering Education, vol.20, no.1, pp.103-113, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cae.20378
  • Journal Name: Computer Applications in Engineering Education
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-113
  • Keywords: vortex promoters, cooling of electronic equipment, laminar flow, turbulent flow, computational fluid dynamics
  • TED University Affiliated: No


The methods and outcome of an undergraduate senior design project related to the analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in an electronic system with computational fluid dynamics(CFD) and design of vortex promoters for cooling the system are summarized in this article. The study emphasizes the necessity to teach CFD to Mechanical Engineering students at undergraduate level. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.