Overall Performance of Heat Sink-Fan/Pump unit and the Optimum Design

Toshio Aihara, Taku Ohara, Akira Sasago

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Performance of a forced-convection-cooling fin array in practical use should be evaluated taking its pressure-loss characteristics into account. On the other hand, the influence of the pressure loss on the cooling performance of a fin array is strongly dependent on the pressure-rise characteristics of fans/pumps driving the cooling fluid. From this poing of view, total performance of a forced-convection fin-array is analyzed in the present report considering its pressure loss and the performance of applied fan simultaneously. Based on this result, the optimum design method for forced-convection-cooling fin arrays is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1528-1533
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number584
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Fan Performance
  • Fin Array
  • Heat Sink
  • Optimum Design
  • Pressure Loss


Dive into the research topics of 'Overall Performance of Heat Sink-Fan/Pump unit and the Optimum Design'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this