Simulation Quiz 1

Laptop Cooling With a Heat Sink

Laptop overheating can be a common issue while working on applications requiring high-end computation. To minimize or avoid overheating, engineers must design the laptop with proper heat dissipation. To achieve this goal, there are often cooling fans and heat sinks installed within laptops. For this case, a simplified laptop geometry is analyzed under steady state conditions to study the benefit of using a heat sink.

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Note: The Expected Completion Time for this quiz is 15 mins but, the Maximum Available Time to complete the quiz is 30 mins.

Total Available Time - 30 mins

Total Number of Questions - 10

Times up!

Heat Transfer for Structures - Simulation Quiz 1

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1 / 10

In System A (with Heat Sink), which laptop component has the highest temperature in the simulation?

2 / 10

The amount of heat flow rate added or removed to the system through a boundary condition can be determined by postprocessing _____. 

3 / 10

The cooling from a fan  is modeled by _____.

4 / 10

Select the statement that is true for any steady-state thermal system.

5 / 10

The maximum temperature of the microprocessor in System B without the heat sink is _____.

6 / 10

What are the units for Internal Heat Generation? Select 2 best answers.

7 / 10

The maximum temperature of System B without the heat sink is _____.

8 / 10

The heat flow rate removed by all of the convection boundary conditions in System A with the Aluminum heat sink is _____.

9 / 10

How would mesh refinement influence the analysis? Select 2 best answers.

10 / 10

The maximum temperature of the battery in System B without the heat sink is _____.

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