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Thermal and Vibration Characterization of Flexible Heat Sinks

Abstract In nature, it is commonly observed that animals and birds perform movement-based thermoregulation activities to regulate their body temperatures. For example, flapping of elephant ears or plumage fluffing in birds. Taking inspiration from nature and to explore the possibilities of such heat transfer enhancements, augmentation of heat transfer rates induced by the vibration of solid and well as novel flexible pinned heatsinks were studied in this research project. Enhancement of natural convection has always been very important in improving the performance of the cooling mechanisms. In this research, flexible heatsinks were developed and they were characterized based on natural convection cooling with moderately vibrating conditions. The vib... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Prabhu, Saurabh (Author) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Thermodynamics / Mechanics / Flexibility / Heat Sinks / Image Analysis / Polymers / Thermal / Vibration
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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