Ever been in a design meeting or classroom and needed to quickly know what cooling mechanism was necessary for your particular application? With the heat transfer coefficient approximator you can do this in a matter of seconds. Choose from either single surface convection (for problems such as electronics mounted to aircraft wings or fuselages) or a simple chassis approximation (where all 5 sides are utilized in the computation and the base is assumed to be adiabatic). The calculator will compute the heat transfer coefficient based on user inputs and indicate which convection type is necessary to provide adequate cooling (from natural convection through vaporization). The tool is not meant to be all inclusive in heat transfer analysis but rather provides the designer with a first order approximation to move forward with a more detailed design approach.
Compatible with iPhone and iPod-Touch (2nd generation)
Requires iPhone and iPod-Touch 2.2 Software Update