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Inventions 2018, 3(2), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions3020032

Optimization of the Micro Channel Heat Sink by Combing Genetic Algorithm with the Finite Element Method

Institute of Mechatronic System Engineering, National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan
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Received: 26 March 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 4 May 2018 / Published: 22 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heat Transfer and Its Innovative Applications)
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Abstract

The design of a micro multi-channel heat sink to achieve the minimum thermal resistance is the purpose of this study. The numerical package is employed by using the genetic algorithm to process the heat dissipation optimization of the micro multi-channel heat sink (the genetic algorithm employs the numerical package). The variables of this optimal design include channel number, channel aspect ratio and the ratio of channel width to pitch, as well as considering the weight of this micro channel heat sink in the optimal design process. Therefore, this optimization is a multi-objective function design. The results show that the thermal resistance is decreased as 0.144 W/K, and the weight of this micro channel heat sink can be decreased, individually or simultaneously. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro multi-channel heat sink; multi-objective function; genetic algorithm micro multi-channel heat sink; multi-objective function; genetic algorithm
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Lin, D.T.W.; Kang, C.-H.; Chen, S.-C. Optimization of the Micro Channel Heat Sink by Combing Genetic Algorithm with the Finite Element Method. Inventions 2018, 3, 32.

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