- Volume 3 Issue 2
A numerical simulation has been carried out for the performance characterization of heat sinks in electronic equipment. Heat transfer characteristics have been analyzed for various design parameters including the shape of heat sink, thickness of fin base and fin pitches. A commercial program called Flotherm has been employed for the numerical calculation. Optimal design of the heat sink has been persued which is closely related with the reduction of heat resistance involved in conduction and convection of heat.