Evaluation on Heat Transferring Performance of Fabric Heat Sink by Finite Element Modeling


Considering current technology limitation in manufacturing present pin fin heat sinks, a new fabric heat sink has been previously designed. However, there is a lack of an understanding of the heat transferring performance of this new kind of heat sink. Nowadays, finite element analysis has been generally developed for determining heat transfer from in-line and staggered pin fin heat sinks used in electronic packaging applications. In this study, this method is used to predict the heat transfer performance of the new heat sink with woven fabric structure, called fabric pin fin heat sink. Effect of the fin length and the material types made of heat sink on the thermal-structure response of the pin fin was investigated under forced convection. The results show that the minimum temperature of heat sink decreases with an increase of pin fin length,but the decreasing amplitude has decreased. Moreover, the heat transfer performance of fabric heat sink made of continuous carbon Fibers/Polymer (PPS) is worse than that of copper and of aluminum.

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Zhang, H. , Hu, J. , Yang, X. and Li, Y. (2015) Evaluation on Heat Transferring Performance of Fabric Heat Sink by Finite Element Modeling. Journal of Textile Science and Technology, 1, 25-32. doi: 10.4236/jtst.2015.11003.

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