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Experimental and numerical analysis of electronics heat sink

Ismail, Ahmad Faris and Ahmed, Mirghani Ishak and Abakrb, Yousif A. (2002) Experimental and numerical analysis of electronics heat sink. IIUM Engineering Journal, 3 (2). pp. 17-32. ISSN 1511-788X

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Abstract

Cooling of electronic components continues to attract many research and development activities towards achieving an effective way of cooling. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools may be considered as a cheap substitute for expensive experimental testing methods. In this work the cooling of a simulated electronic board was modeled using FLUENTTM CFD software, and experimental procedures were followed to validate the estimated results, and to understand the factors that would affect the software capability to predict the actual measured values. Results showed good agreement between the simulation and experimental results. The software was found to be capable to predict the exact values at the locations where the temperature values were similar to the board mean temperature. The maximum percentage error was found to be limited to 4.7%, and the capability of the software to estimate the exact measured values was found to be affected by the function of thermal wake generation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1743/36908
Uncontrolled Keywords: CFD, Electronic cooling , Heat sink, Simulation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Faris Ismail
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36908

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