Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Thermal design and optimization of natural convection polymer pin fin heat sinks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Bahadur, R. ; Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA ; Bar-Cohen, A.

The design and optimization methodology of a thermally conductive polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) polymer staggered pin fin heat sink, for an advanced natural convection cooled microprocessor application, are described using existing analytical equations. The geometric dependence of heat dissipation and the relationships between the pin fin height, pin diameter, horizontal spacing, and pin fin density for a fixed base area and excess temperature are discussed. Experimental results of a pin finned thermally conductive PPS heat sink in natural convection indicate substantially high thermal performance. Numerical results substantiate analytical modeling results for heat sinks within the Aihara et al. fin density range. The cooling rates and coefficient of thermal performance, COPT, that relates cooling capability to the energy invested in the formation of the heat sink, has been determined for such heat sinks and compared with conventional aluminum heat sinks.

Published in:

Components and Packaging Technologies, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

June 2005

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.