Optimal thermal design of a horizontal fin heat sink with a modified-opening model mounted on an LED module

Min Woo Jeong, Seung Won Jeon, Yong Chan Kim

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Abstract

Effective cooling is very important issue in a light emitting diode (LED) module because its performance and reliability decrease significantly as the junction temperature increases. This study proposes a cooling method that improves upon the poor ventilation and heat dissipation of a horizontal fin heat sink mounted on an LED module with natural convection. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to optimize the geometry of the horizontal fin heat sink with the modified openings, and the cooling performance of the proposed model was compared against those of conventional fin heat sinks. The total thermal resistance of the proposed model is decreased by 30.5% relative to that of the conventional no-opening model at an orientation of 180° and a heat input of 10 W. In addition, the luminous efficacy of the proposed model is increased by 23.7% relative to that of the conventional no-opening model at an orientation of 180° and a heat input of 25 W.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6882
Pages (from-to)105-115
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume91
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 5

Keywords

  • Fin heat sink
  • Light emitting diode (LED)
  • Natural convection
  • Opening
  • Thermal design optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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