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Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know About Cooling Electronics Is Wrong

4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0791800744
ISBN-10: 0791800741
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About the Author

Tony Kordyban is a thermal analysis specialist at Tellabs Operations, Inc., a billion dollar developer and supplier of telecommunications equipment. He has also worked in electronic packaging design and thermal analysis at Sola Electric and at Bell Labs.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: ASME Press (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) (July 7, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791800741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791800744
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,041,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Kordyban has brought out a great little book here: "Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks". This book cleverly debunks many of the old myths about thermal management for circuit boards and rack-mounted equipment. If you like my writing, you'll like his. He's a great story-teller. This book is LITERALLY not of much use to an engineer who's designing an IC - but it WILL be of great use to the IC applications engineers who have to help the customer get the ICs built up on boards, and get the heat out. I recommend this book to anyone who builds circuits on PC boards, even if they only get a LITTLE warm. This book is specially good for educating young engineers - who have never had any chance to learn this in school. Kordyban USES computers - but does not just trust them - he checks the computer results with sanity checks and calibration tests and sample problems. Excellent technical writing, and fun to read. Good man!
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Curse Mr. Kordyban - he's get me all interested in thermal flow now. This book is great ! It flows [huh] really well, is relatively humourous (no, really), and gets across some basic lessons in electronics cooling. A must read for all you overclockers who are having to put bigger and bigger heatsinks on everything. I followed a few simple recommendations in this book, (just repositioning a few components and adjusting airflow) and now my computers run much cooler (and more stably). Now I can't walk into a datacenter without looking for the ac units, and checking for fans, drive positioning etc. This is a field that I'm convinced is going to be much more important in the future - this handbook is a great introduction to the field and some real practical things you can use right now. If you are looking for some honking big text book, this isn't for you. But who is ?
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Started reading, simply could not stop. Direct and to the point, this book based on real facts is simply refreshing, a great source of valuable technical information presented in a very easy to understand and "humorous" fashion, that will keep you going and going and going.
I recommend this book to anyone brave enough to attemp thermal qualification of any type of electronic system, and many "real life" lessons are to be learned. A must in your collection of "got to have" titles !!!
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Our copy is with its third reader, with another three in line. I recommend it to anybody at all responsible for cooling electronics, with or without any background in heat transfer.
Kordyban teaches heat transfer with practical examples, geared specifically towards electronics cooling. He debunks many myths and misconceptions along the way. The book really is entertaining, too. I laughed out loud. I wish more technical books were as enjoyable to read!
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By A Customer on January 13, 1999
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This book was entirely appropriate for my current situation. I am working in a company that has antiquated perceptions in the way in views electronics cooling. About 90% of this book applied directly to my situations: fear of fans, semiconductor reliability, thermocouple difficulties, attitudes toward standards, experimental techniques, climate control systems.... the list goes on. My hat is off to the author. After getting a copy for myself, I bought 10 copies for others in the company. The book is easy to read, is very understandable, and has good technical content.
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As a practicing electronics design engineer I found the information in the book very interesting. So often the only way to really grasp engineering is through encountering real world problems and having to figure out what is going on. This "opps" engineering approuch is a slow one. This book takes a wealth of real world thermal engineering problems and presents them in a fun, easy to read format giving you the information so you don't have to make the same mistake. It also gives some history behind various industry standards and myths.
The only addition I would have liked would have been a discussion of horizontally mounted PCB's and how heat transfers from these boards.
A great read.
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You hardly find any technical books to be funny and interesting and at the same time be full of information. This is the first technical book that I read without using paper, pen and even my calculator and finished the book in a few days. I wish the Author publish a few more books.
Dr. Behnam Entezam
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This book is basically crap unless you know nothing about heat transfer and electronics cooling. Maybe worth a brief read-through if you are just starting in the field. This book is probably better suited for an engineer (or not) with less formal knowledge of heat transfer, like an electrical engineer, except that the author blasts them as know-nothings throughout the book.

Get Steinberg's Cooling Techniques for Electronic Equipment if you want something useful for real applications.
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