
Can we save lives with thermodynamics? Nanoengineering and Thermofluids for the WaterFoodEnergy Nexus
27 Apr 2017   Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Climate change, degrading water resources, and economic and population growth are increasing the need for new science and technologies at the WaterEnergyFood Nexus. In enabling new and improved technologies to tackle these issues, new nanomaterials designed with systemslevel thermodynamics is...

Radiative Heat Transfer at the Nanoscale
12 Dec 2016   Contributor(s):: Pramod Reddy
In this talk, I will describe ongoing efforts in our group to experimentally elucidate nanoscale heat radiation. Specifically, I will present our recent experimental work where we have addressed the following questions: 1) Can existing theories accurately describe radiative heat transfer in...

Heat Under the Microscope:
Uncovering the Microscopic Processes that Govern
Thermal Transport
04 Oct 2016   Contributor(s):: Austin Minnich
n this talk, I will describe our efforts to uncover the microscopic processes that govern thermal transport by phonons. In particular, I will describe how our advances in computation and experiment have enabled the first direct measurements of thermal phonon transmission coefficients at solid...

Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
22 Jul 2014   Contributor(s):: Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Simulate mechanical and thermal performance of CNT thermal interface materials.

1D Phonon BTE Solver
28 Jul 2014   Contributor(s):: Joseph Adrian Sudibyo, Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate heat transport by solving one dimensional Boltzmann transport equation.

Heat Conduction in a Slab X55T0 and Subcases
21 Feb 2014   Contributor(s):: Donald E. Amos
A slab is heated on both faces with known fluxes which are partly dissipated by conduction into the slab, partly lost to the exterior media, and partly stored in a boundary layer with only heat capacity. This description of each boundary condition is known as a Type 5 condition and in the...

1D Green's Functions For Heat Conduction Between Semiinfinite Slabs With Perfect and Imperfect Boundary Contact
17 Sep 2012   Contributor(s):: Donald E. Amos
This document presents two derivations for 1D Green's functionsfor semiinfinite slabs in contact along the boundary x=0. The case ofimperfect contact with a heat transfer coefficient h is derived and the caseof perfect contact is obtained by taking h to infinity. The two dimensionalcase with...

Nearfield radiation transport between two planes
28 Aug 2012   Contributor(s):: Majid alDosari, Greg Walker
Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel halfspaces

Theory of Heat Conduction for Two Region Problems Using Green's Functions
29 Mar 2012   Contributor(s):: Donald E. Amos
This paper derives equations which describe transient temperature distributions in adjacent regions which share a common boundary. These regions consist of materials with distinct, constant physical properties. The theory is developed for two types of boundary contact. The first formula is...

Green's Functions For Heat Conduction in Adjacent Materials
13 Jan 2012   Contributor(s):: Donald E. Amos
This paper considers classical linear, transient heat conduction problems set in Regions 1 and 2 defined by the half planes x>0 and x

Transient Heat Conduction in Adjacent Materials Heated on Part of the Common Boundary
01 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Donald E. Amos
This paper considers a classical linear, transient heat conduction problem set in Regions 1 and 2 defined by the half planes x>0 and x

Computer Graphics Imagery for Motion Pictures and Commercial Advertising: The Achievement of HighlyRealistic Images
30 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Kenneth Torrance
The talk will review some of the underlying concepts from Radiation Heat Transfer that have now been implemented in synthetic images. In many cases, researchers in graphics have created algorithms that are many times faster and more detailed than the engineering algorithms from which they were...

Additional Tutorials on Selected Topics in Nanotechnology
23 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Umesh V. Waghmare, Timothy S Fisher, N. S. Vidhyadhiraja
Select tutorials in nanotechnology, a part of the 2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up.

Tutorial 2: A BottomUp View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and phononswill be explored from basic principles using a common Landauer framework. Issues including the quantum...

2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
20 Apr 2010 
Electronics from the Bottom Up seeks to bring a new perspective to electronic devices – one that is designed to help realize the opportunities that nanotechnology presents.

Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization
19 Oct 2010   Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
About 90 percent of the world’s energy use involves thermal processes – thermal engines to generate mechanical power; heating and cooling in buildings; heating involved in manufacturing of steel, cement, glass, petrochemicals etc. To identify opportunities for improving current technologies or...

Thermoelectric Generator Module with Convective Heat Transfer
14 Jun 2010   Contributor(s):: Yuefeng Wang, Guoheng Chen, Michael McLennan, Timothy S Fisher,
Electrical power density and efficiency of a thermoelectric generator with convective heat transfer on hot side and cold side is calculated.