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Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

EET 416 Fluid and Thermal Design in Electrical Systems (3) Introduction to basic electrical engineering technology concepts and applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid power in electrical/ electronic systems.

EET 416 Fluid and Thermal Design in Electrical Systems (3)

Fluid and Thermal Design in Electrical Systems is a required course for senior-level students pursuing the electrical engineering technology (EET) option in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) baccalaureate degree program. The purpose of the course is to teach principles of thermal sciences with an emphasis on electrical/electronic system applications. The course enables students to understand fundamental principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics as they apply to thermal management of electronic systems. These principles include the first law of thermodynamics, the continuity equation, basic principles of system pressure loss and fans, the three modes of heat transfer, resistance analogy for heat flow, and the finite difference method for analyzing two-dimensional heat flow. Specialized CFD software is used to analyze temperatures in electronic systems. Laboratory exercises reinforce concepts developed in lecture.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: EET 315;MATH 211 orMATH 231, MATH 250

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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