Multiobjective Optimization of a Heat-Sink Design Using the Sandwiching Algorithm and an Immersed Boundary Conjugate Heat Transfer Solver
Journal article, 2018

The thermal management is an ever increasing challenge in advanced electronic devices. In this paper, simulation-based optimization is applied to improve the design of a plate-fin heat-sink in terms of operational cost and thermal performance. The proposed framework combines a conjugate heat transfer solver, a CAD engine and an adapted Sandwiching algorithm. A key feature is the use of novel immersed boundary (IB) techniques that allows for automated meshing which is perfectly suited for parametric design optimization.


Tomas Andersson

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Dimitri Nowak

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Tomas Johnson

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Andreas Mark

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Fredrik Edelvik

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Karl-Heinz Küfer

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Journal of Heat Transfer

0022-1481 (ISSN)

Vol. 140 10 102002 - HT-18-1045

Areas of Advance


Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics



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