Heat Sink Cooling CFD Simulation
The present product deals with the simulation of a heat sink and cooling.
This product includes CFD simulation files and a training movie using ANSYS Fluent software.
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Heat Sink Cooling Problem Description
The present product deals with the simulation of a heat sink and cooling. In the present model, a surface as a heat source with a heat flux equivalent to 600,000 W.m-2 is located at the bottom of the model, which is responsible for continuous heat generation. On this surface, a solid object with several rows of parallel grooves is located to perform the cooling process of high-temperature surfaces. On this solid body and in the space between these parallel grooves, water flows in order to transfer heat from the solid surfaces to water, so that the presence of these grooves increases the contact surface between the solid body and the water flow and thus the cooling process is strengthened. The solid material used in the model is aluminum because aluminum has a very good heat transfer property.
Geometry & Mesh of Heat sink
The 3-D geometry of the present model is designed by the Design Modeler software. Since the present model is symmetric, the model is designed semi-symmetric. The present model consists of a heat sink containing a solid part and a fluid part. The solid section has a series of parallel grooves that the fluid flows through these grooves. The meshing of the present model is carried out by ANSYS Meshing software. The mesh is structured in a uniform and conformal manner and the element number is 168480.
Several assumptions are used for the present simulation of Heat Sink Cooling:
The solver is Pressure-Based, the simulation is Steady-State, and the gravity effect is ignored.
Summaries of the problem definition and problem-solving steps are presented in the table:
|Boundary conditions (Heat Sink Cooling)|
|Velocity inlet||Inlet type|
|Pressure outlet||Outlet type|
|0 Pa||gauge pressure|
|heat flux = 600000 W.m-2||bottom wall|
|insulated||all outer walls|
|coupled||all inner walls|
|Solution Methods (Heat Sink Cooling)|
|second-order upwind||pressure||Spatial discretization|
|Initialization (Heat Sink Cooling)|
|0 m.s-1||velocity (x,y,z)|
All files, including Geometry, Mesh, Case & Data, are available in Simulation File. By the way, Training File presents how to solve the problem and extract all desired results.