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RESEARCH PAPER

Trade-off Design of Extruded Heat Sinks Using Mathematical Optimization

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D. J. de Kock, J. A. Visser

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

J. Electron. Packag 126(3), 333-341 (Oct 06, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1772414 History: Received August 01, 2003; Revised February 01, 2004; Online October 06, 2004
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Diagrammatical presentation of design variables
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Thermal resistance circuit and heat transfer mechanisms
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Starting heat sink profile
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Typical convergence history of the objective function and maximum temperature (Natural convection and γ=0.95)
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Typical convergence history of the design variables (Natural convection and γ=0.95)
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Pareto-optimal set (Natural Convection—Three design variables)
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Heat sink in square duct for the forced convection case
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Prescribed ideal fan curve for the forced convection case
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Pareto-optimal set (Forced convection—Three design variables)
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Pareto-optimal set (Forced convection—Four design variables)
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Comparison of Pareto-optimal set of three design variables vs. the four design variables (Forced convection)

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