Compact Modeling of Forced Flow in Longitudinal Fin Heat Sinks With Tip Bypass

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C. B. Coetzer, J. A. Visser

Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

J. Electron. Packag 125(3), 319-324 (Sep 17, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1533803 History: Received January 28, 2002; Revised April 12, 2002; Online September 17, 2003
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Average heat sink velocity distribution
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Interfin velocity as a function of heat sinks length
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Flow paths schematically represented
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Flow Resistance network
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Heat sink estimated velocity distribution
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Pressure drop comparison for heat sink 1
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Pressure drop comparison for heat sink 2
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Pressure drop comparison for heat sink 4
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Laminar flow interfin velocity prediction
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Transitional flow interfin velocity prediction




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