SimScale is a 100% cloud-based CAE software for heat sink design simulation that lets you test, validate, and optimize your designs through CFD, FEA, and Thermal analysis.
Heat sinks designs are imperative when it comes to the cooling of electronic components in order to maintain them under the maximum allowed operating temperature. Thermal management for these electronic components raises several challenges for heat sink designers and engineers. The challenges are related to the heat sink material such as thermal resistance and conductivity. One example is the decision of whether to use pin fin, staggered or flared heat sink for specific cooling requirements.
To assess their cooling efficiency, the classical approach of Design-Build-Test-Redesign is time-consuming and expensive. Designers are now turning to an effective method to virtually evaluate, test, and optimize designs for maximum cooling efficiency before they are built, saving production time and cost. Thermal simulations is the computerized method to study the heat dissipation efficiency of a heat sink both in the conceptual and detailed design stages. SimScale allows engineers to quickly analyze the heat sink design for thermal resistance and conductivity. Moreover, they can also compare various types that may include active, passive, stamped, single fin, or forged.