An effective method for predicting and optimizing the thermal performance of heat sinks with Parallel-Plain Fin under a given design constraint of pressure drop has been successfully developed in the study. The thermal and hydrodynamic performance analyzers for PPF heat sinks have been developed. A screening experimental design using the Taguchi method is performed to determine key factors that are critical to the design and screen out unimportant design factors; and a Response Surface Methodology is then applied to establish analytical models for the thermal resistance and pressure drop in terms of the key design factors with a CCD experimental design. By employing the Sequential Quadratic Programming technique, a series of constrained optimal designs can be efficiently performed. Comparisons between these predicted optimal designs and those evaluated by the theoretical calculations are made with satisfactory agreement.
Optimal Design for PPF Heat Sinks in Electronics Cooling Applications
Manuscript received January 10, 2004; revision received May 8, 2004. Review conducted by: S. McKeown.
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Chen , H., Horng , J., Chen , P., and Hung, Y. (January 24, 2005). "Optimal Design for PPF Heat Sinks in Electronics Cooling Applications ." ASME. J. Electron. Packag. December 2004; 126(4): 410–422. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1826078
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