thermal capacitance

thermal capacitance

[′thər·məl kə′pas·əd·əns]
(thermodynamics)
The ratio of the entropy added to a body to the resulting rise in temperature.
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But there is one major difference: The amount of thermal energy which could be brought into the DUT is fixed and mainly defined by the thermal capacitance of the DUT.
Within the developed MATLAB modeling environment, the two-dimensional grid of brick thermal capacitance nodes can be easily adjusted by specifying how many rows and columns of brick nodes will be used.
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At the kth node from the left, the heat flow caused by the power dissipated inside the cell is split into the heat flow into the thermal capacitance and through the thermal resistance, respectively.
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(7) Second, the system has a high thermal capacitance, so control sequences should avoid any requirements for rapid modulation.
In Equation 5, the term on the left-hand side of the equation represents the thermal capacitance of the indoor air space.
It is often possible to work with less of a temperature difference depending on the thermal capacitance of the building materials.
There, on a very difficult site next to one of the main railway lines from London to Scotland, quite ordinary and easily available materials such as sand bags, straw bales, solar collectors and corrugated polycarbonate sheet were bravely used to make an experimental building with unusual thermal capacitance and receptivity to ambient energy.
Thus it is very important to determine the thermal resistance ([R.sub.th]) and thermal capacitance ([C.sub.th]) accurately for a reliable circuit design.
Antonopoulos and Koronaki (1998) investigated the concept of effective thermal capacitance, a useful concept for simplified modeling.
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