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Volume 249, 20182018 5th International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing (ICMMM 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Mechanical Engineering and Digital Manufacturing|
|Published online||10 December 2018|
Design of a Heat Sink for an Electronic Component in ABB Drive using Different Types of Fins
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Faisal University, KSA
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Faisal University, KSA
3 Dept. Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Faisal University, KSA
This paper considers an analytical approach in the design of a passive heat sink for an ABB electrical drive. The heat sink is intended to dissipate a certain amount of heat energy and to maintain the surface temperature of an electronic communication board at the prescribed temperature. The maximum size of the heat sink is known due to the existing space constraint. This paper details the step by step procedure in the development of a passive heat sink that functions based on the natural convection. Two commonly used fins such as rectangular plate fins and rectangular pins fins were considered for the project. A parametric study was considered wherein a relationship was developed between the convection heat transfer coefficient and the air flow. Likewise, the impact of convection heat transfer coefficient was seen on the rate of heat transfer and the fin geometry.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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