A numerical and experimental study on the flow fields behind the fan outlet was carried out to improve the performance of a conventional fan-sink(fan and heat sink). Conventional fan-sinks have a heat sink of which fin configurations tend to increase the flow resistance, thus decreasing the performance and the cooling capabilities of a fan-sink. Lifting surface method is used for the prediction of flow fields behind the fan outlet. Oil-dot flow visualization technique is applied for the validation of numerical results. The numerical results and experimental data show agreement each other. A conventional heat sink is modified and redesigned using flow patterns behind the fan outlet. The newly designed heat sink has the configuration of curved fins which minimize flow resistance. It showed improvements in both cooling: capabilities and volumetric flow rate compared to the conventional one.
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