A Novel Approach to Reducing Heatsink Mass

20 October 2017

A Novel Approach to Reducing Heatsink Mass



A systematic approach in identifying and removing underperforming parts of a heatsink will be presented. The approach entails examination of the FloTHERM predicted thermal bottleneck distribution within the heatsink geometry, removal of a small portion of the geometry where the thermal bottleneck is lowest, simulating the new bottleneck distribution and repeating the mass removal process. The resulting chart of the change in thermal resistance against the reduction in mass will indicate what opportunities exist for mass reduced, yet still thermally efficient, heatsink topologies.


What You Will Learn

  • How to use simulation to identify novel mass reduced heatsink topologies
  • The value of the Thermal Bottleneck parameter
  • Application of FloTHERM’s automation technology


Who Should Attend

  • Thermal design engineers
  • Mechanical engineers


Related Industries

  • Electronics


About the presenter Robin Bornoff

Robin Bornoff achieved a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Brunel University in 1992 followed by a PhD in 1995 for CFD research. He then joined Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division as an application and support engineer, specializing in the application of CFD to electronics cooling and the design of the built environment. He is now the Market Development Manager in the Mechanical Analysis Division.





A Novel Approach to Reducing Heatsink Mass



Thursday 26th of October 2017






12.00 PM - 12.45 PM CEST