This study implies experimental investigation for optimization of heat transfer in electronic integrated circuits using close packed phase change materials (PCMs) filled pin-fin heat sinks. The aim of this study is to find the most efficient pin-fin configuration filled with optimum PCM to extend the operating range of electronic circuits. The experimental methodology is based upon variation of pin-fin configurations in rectangular, round and triangular cross-sections. Each configuration is allowed a pin-fin volumetric percentage of 9%. For analysis using PCM a volume fraction of 90% is maintained and six PCMs with different thermo-physical properties (varying melting temperatures, latent heats and heat capacities) are selected. These include paraffin wax, RT-54, RT-44, RT-35HC, SP-31 and n-eicosane. Moreover, the power levels mimicking heat input range between 5 W and 8 W. The resulting information is analyzed for the performance of a heat sink with and without PCM. Besides that, PCM ascendency is manipulated in terms of operational time, enhancement ratios, Stefan number and storage ratio. The outcomes suggest that triangular pin-fins are found to be the most effective pin-fin configuration for heat transfer both with and without PCM.

Ali, H.M., Ashraf, M.J., Giovannelli, A., Irfan, M., Irshad, T.B., Hamid, H.M., et al. (2018). Thermal management of electronics: An experimental analysis of triangular, rectangular and circular pin-fin heat sinks for various PCMs. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 123, 272-284 [10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.02.044].

Thermal management of electronics: An experimental analysis of triangular, rectangular and circular pin-fin heat sinks for various PCMs

Giovannelli, Ambra;
2018-01-01

Abstract

This study implies experimental investigation for optimization of heat transfer in electronic integrated circuits using close packed phase change materials (PCMs) filled pin-fin heat sinks. The aim of this study is to find the most efficient pin-fin configuration filled with optimum PCM to extend the operating range of electronic circuits. The experimental methodology is based upon variation of pin-fin configurations in rectangular, round and triangular cross-sections. Each configuration is allowed a pin-fin volumetric percentage of 9%. For analysis using PCM a volume fraction of 90% is maintained and six PCMs with different thermo-physical properties (varying melting temperatures, latent heats and heat capacities) are selected. These include paraffin wax, RT-54, RT-44, RT-35HC, SP-31 and n-eicosane. Moreover, the power levels mimicking heat input range between 5 W and 8 W. The resulting information is analyzed for the performance of a heat sink with and without PCM. Besides that, PCM ascendency is manipulated in terms of operational time, enhancement ratios, Stefan number and storage ratio. The outcomes suggest that triangular pin-fins are found to be the most effective pin-fin configuration for heat transfer both with and without PCM.
2018
Ali, H.M., Ashraf, M.J., Giovannelli, A., Irfan, M., Irshad, T.B., Hamid, H.M., et al. (2018). Thermal management of electronics: An experimental analysis of triangular, rectangular and circular pin-fin heat sinks for various PCMs. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 123, 272-284 [10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.02.044].
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