Thermal analysis of heat transfer with different fin geometry through straight plate-fin heat sinks

2022 ◽  
Vol 174 ◽  
pp. 107443
Dhamyaa S. Khudhur ◽  
Reyadh Ch Al-Zuhairy ◽  
Muna S. Kassim
2020 ◽  
Vol 170 ◽  
pp. 01022
Anilkumar Sathe ◽  
Sudarshan Sanap ◽  
Sunil Dingare ◽  
Narayan Sane

Heat Sinks are widely used to remove the heat from the components which are generating heat during their functioning. Overheating causes malfunctioning of the components as well as it is responsible for reducing their life. Free convection is very common way of heat transfer from the heat sink considering power requirement, pressure drop and cost of the forced convection. This paper presents the thermal analysis of vertical plate fin heat sink by theoretical and experimental method at variable heat input. The results are obtained by taking experimental observations and are validated with already existing correlations suggested by various researchers in the literature.

Polymers ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (14) ◽  
pp. 2286
Jan Kominek ◽  
Martin Zachar ◽  
Michal Guzej ◽  
Erik Bartuli ◽  
Petr Kotrbacek

Miniaturization of electronic devices leads to new heat dissipation challenges and traditional cooling methods need to be replaced by new better ones. Polymer heat sinks may, thanks to their unique properties, replace standardly used heat sink materials in certain applications, especially in applications with high ambient temperature. Polymers natively dispose of high surface emissivity in comparison with glossy metals. This high emissivity allows a larger amount of heat to be dissipated to the ambient with the fourth power of its absolute surface temperature. This paper shows the change in radiative and convective heat transfer from polymer heat sinks used in different ambient temperatures. Furthermore, the observed polymer heat sinks have differently oriented graphite filler caused by their molding process differences, therefore their thermal conductivity anisotropies and overall cooling efficiencies also differ. Furthermore, it is also shown that a high radiative heat transfer leads to minimizing these cooling efficiency differences between these polymer heat sinks of the same geometry. The measurements were conducted at HEATLAB, Brno University of Technology.

Sagnik Pal ◽  
Ranjan Das

The present paper introduces an accurate numerical procedure to assess the internal thermal energy generation in an annular porous-finned heat sink from the sole assessment of surface temperature profile using the golden section search technique. All possible heat transfer modes and temperature dependence of all thermal parameters are accounted for in the present nonlinear model. At first, the direct problem is numerically solved using the Runge–Kutta method, whereas for predicting the prevailing heat generation within a given generalized fin domain an inverse method is used with the aid of the golden section search technique. After simplifications, the proposed scheme is credibly verified with other methodologies reported in the existing literature. Numerical predictions are performed under different levels of Gaussian noise from which accurate reconstructions are observed for measurement error up to 20%. The sensitivity study deciphers that the surface temperature field in itself is a strong function of the surface porosity, and the same is controlled through a joint trade-off among heat generation and other thermo-geometrical parameters. The present results acquired from the golden section search technique-assisted inverse method are proposed to be suitable for designing effective and robust porous fin heat sinks in order to deliver safe and enhanced heat transfer along with significant weight reduction with respect to the conventionally used systems. The present inverse estimation technique is proposed to be robust as it can be easily tailored to analyse all possible geometries manufactured from any material in a more accurate manner by taking into account all feasible heat transfer modes.

M. Zugic ◽  
J. R. Culham ◽  
P. Teertstra ◽  
Y. Muzychka ◽  
K. Horne ◽  

Compact, liquid cooled heat sinks are used in applications where high heat fluxes and boundary resistance preclude the use of more traditional air cooling techniques. Four different liquid cooled heat sink designs, whose core geometry is formed by overlapped ribbed plates, are examined. The objective of this analysis is to develop models that can be used as design tools for the prediction of overall heat transfer and pressure drop of heat sinks. Models are validated for Reynolds numbers between 300 and 5000 using experimental tests. The agreement between the experiments and the models ranges from 2.35% to 15.3% RMS.

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