heat sink


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heat sink

n.
1. An environment capable of absorbing heat from an object with which it is in thermal contact without a phase change or an appreciable change in temperature.
2. A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.

heat sink

n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a metal plate specially designed to conduct and radiate heat from an electrical component
2. (Aeronautics) a layer of material placed within the outer skin of high-speed aircraft to absorb heat

heat′ sink`


n.
an environment or medium that absorbs excess heat, as in an electronic circuit.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heat sink - a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
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The library of heat sink geometrical models was created during experimentation, which can be extended with additional heat sink construction models.
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The result of our inability to create perfectly efficient machines, it is often dissipated by heat sinks to protect devices and extend their operation.
In this paper, the effect of employing V-shaped splitter plates behind the circular pins (V-shaped Splitter Plate Circular Pin Fin Heat Sink) (Hereinafter VSPCPFHS) and square pins (V-shaped Splitter Plate Square Pin Fin Heat Sink) (Hereinafter VSPSPFHS) inside the heat sink is studied numerically for the first time.
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