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On the Application of Topology Optimisation Techniques to Thermal Management of Microelectronics Systems

On the Application of Topology Optimisation Techniques to Thermal Management of Microelectronics Systems

Santhakrishnan, M., Tilford, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8307-6403 and Bailey, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-9438-3879 (2016) On the Application of Topology Optimisation Techniques to Thermal Management of Microelectronics Systems. In: IEEE EuroSimE conference, 17-20 April, 2016, Montpellier, France.

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Abstract

In this paper, an autonomous thermal management design process based on a topological optimisation algorithm is presented. The numerical framework uses a finite element multiphysics solver to assess fluid flow and heat transfer, coupled with the Method of Moving Asymptotes approach for topology optimisation. The design framework is utilised to develop a copper heatsink for a simplified electronics package at two differing Reynolds numbers. In both cases, the final shape resembles a tree like structure rather than a more conventional fin structure.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Topological Optimisation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA) > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group (CMRG)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CAM)
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 14:44
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20185

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