Effect of Flow Bypass on the Performance of Longitudinal Fin Heat Sinks

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R. A. Wirtz, Weiming Chen, Ronghua Zhou

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557

J. Electron. Packag 116(3), 206-211 (Sep 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905687 History: Received April 30, 1993; Revised March 29, 1994; Online April 28, 2008


Heat transfer experiments are reported on the thermal performance of longitudinal fin heat sinks attached to an electronic package which is part of a regular array of packages undergoing forced convection air cooling. The effect of coolant bypass on the performance of the heat sink is assessed and performance correlations for reduced heat transfer due to this effect are developed. These correlations are used to develop design guidelines for optimal performance.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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