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Heat Dissapation for Aluminum Sheet Heat Sink

Question asked by John Highet on May 8, 2013
Latest reply on May 8, 2013 by Jared Conway

Rookie alert!  I've only done a couple tutorials and exercises with SW Flow Sim, and do not have any CFD or thermal analysis background.


So one of our EE's has asked for the dissapated heat for a custom heatsink (attached) we use on a power supply PCBA.  It is flat 5052-H32 aluminum.  Is this something that I can set up in Flow and get a result that the EE can use to compare to other, off-the-shelf heat sinks (i.e. Aavid)?  Or do I need to setup the whole power supply or PCBA to get this info?  Any advice and or help will be appreciated.




SW 2012

Win7 64bit