Heat-Sink Investigations using the Component Library

Application ID: 1410

A common method for investigating a process or system is to first study the individual components in detail. You would then start by setting up detailed models for the various components and then merge them to describe the system as a whole.

With COMSOL Multiphysics you can easily merge individual models to investigate how they interact as components in a system.

This exercise illustrates the use of the Component Library to merge different types of heat sinks with a heating device. The resulting models give an estimate of the thermal resistance of each heat sink and the subsequent temperature distribution in the heating device.

The model set up is similar to the benchmarking method for heat sinks used by the Alpha Company Ltd. in Japan.

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