Effect of Fin Pitch and Height on Pin-Fin Heat Sink Performance Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT In the present work, horizontal-base pin fin heat sinks exposed to free convection in air are studied. They are made of aluminum, and there is no contact resistance between the base and the fins. The sinks have the same base dimensions whereas the fin height and pitch vary. The fins have a constant square cross-section. The effect of fin height and pitch on the performance of the sink is studied experimentally and numerically. In the experiments, the heat sinks are heated using foil electrical heaters. The heat input is set …

publication date

  • July 7, 2008