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Surrogate-Based Analysis and Optimization for the Design of Heat Sinks with Jet Impingement

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Xueguan Song, Dr Mingyao Ma, Dr Bing Ji, Dr Wenping Cao, Professor Volker Pickert


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Heat sinks are widely used for cooling electronic devices and systems. Their thermal performance is usually determined by the material, shape, and size of the heat sink. With the assistance of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and surrogate-based optimization, heat sinks can be designed and optimized to achieve a high level of performance. In this paper, the design and optimization of a plate-fin-type heat sink cooled by impingement jet is presented. The flow and thermal fields are simulated using the CFD simulation; the thermal resistance of the heat sink is then estimated. A Kriging surrogate model is developed to approximate the objective function (thermal resistance) as a function of design variables. Surrogate-based optimization is implemented by adaptively adding infill points based on an integrated strategy of the minimum value, the maximum mean square error approach, and the expected improvement approaches. The results show the influence of design variables on the thermal resistance and give the optimal heat sink with lowest thermal resistance for given jet impingement conditions.

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Author(s): Song X, Zhang J, Kang S, Ma M, Ji B, Cao W, Pickert V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

Year: 2014

Volume: 4

Issue: 3

Pages: 429-437

Print publication date: 01/04/2013

ISSN (print): 2156-3950

ISSN (electronic): 2156-3985

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TCPMT.2013.2285812


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EP/I038543/1Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for the Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration