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nanoHUB-U: Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale
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Some Lessons on Entrepreneurship in Nanotechnology (and, Mechanical Engineers do 'nano', too)
18 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
Professor Tim Fisher will talk about his brief excursion into starting (and stopping) a company, with a focus on lessons learned that are related to education and academic research. He will also try to convince a likely skeptical audience that mechanical engineers have something valuable to contribute to nanotechnology.
Multi-Format Roll-to-Roll Graphene Nanomanufacturing
21 Jul 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
Timothy S. Fisher (PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 1998, Cornell) was born in Aurora, IL. He joined the Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center in 2002 after several years at Vanderbilt University. In 2013 Purdue named him the James G. Dwyer Professor in Mechanical Engineering. He is Director of the Center for Integrated Thermal Management of Aerospace Vehicles (CITMAV), funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory and key industrial partners. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the International Centre for Materials Science at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and co-directs the JNCASR-Purdue Joint Networked Centre on Nanomaterials for Energy. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a Research Scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s newly formed Thermal Sciences and Materials Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Prior to his graduate studies, he was employed from 1991 to 1993 as a design engineer in Motorola's Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group. His research has included efforts in simulation and measurement of nanoscale heat transfer, coupled electro-thermal effects in semiconductor and electron emission devices, nanoscale direct energy conversion, molecular electronics, microfluidic devices, biosensing, hydrogen storage, and related computational methods ranging from atomistic to continuum scales.
Birck Nanotechnology Center
Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
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22 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Electrical Thin Double Layer Simulation and Micro-electrochemical Supercapacitor Cooling
25 Mar 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlyn Fisher, Guoping Xiong, Timothy S Fisher
Forum on the Future of Electronics: Panel Discussion
18 Oct 2013 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, Supriyo Datta, Gerhard Klimeck, Muhammad Alam, Timothy S Fisher
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Boundary Layer Flow Solution
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Boundary Layer for Flow Past a Wedge
The Blausius boundary layer velocity solution is a special case of a larger class of problems for flow over a wedge, as shown in the following figure.
Derivation of Planck's Law
About this page This page provides a brief derivation of Planck’s law from basic statistical principles. For more information, the reader is referred to the textbook by Rybicki and Lightman (Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Wiley, 2004) . The reader might also find interest in the...
ZT to COP Thermoelectric CDF Tool
Conversion of ZT of a Thermoelectric to Refrigeration COP
The tool below is based on the Mathematical Computable Document Format (CDF). Please download the required, free plug-in here:
Fin Temperature CDF Tool
Calculation of Fin Temperature for Adiabatic Tip and Infinite Fins
The following CDF tool calculates the normalized fin temperature (θ(x) / θbase for two cases:
Case 1: Adiabatic fin tip
Case 2: Infinitely long fin
We use the conventional definition of the fin eigenvalue m:
CDF Tools for Heat Transfer
This page contains a directory of sub-pages that use Mathematica-based embedded CDF tools for solving analytical problems in heat transfer.
To download the required, free CDF player here, http://www.wolfram.com/cdf-player/
1D Transient Heat Conduction CDF Tool
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