Forced Convection Heat Sinks for Enhanced Cooling
Forced Convection Heat Sinks are the most common types of heat sinks used in the industry today due to their large heat dissipation capacity. The cooling in this type of heat sink is done by forcefully blowing air over the fins using a blower system.
The heat sink’s performance can be judged by the amount of heat removed in a given time period. High heat loads can be removed using forced convection (or active cooled) heat sinks, in which the fluid flow over the fins is assisted by a blower or other means.