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An analysis of the extrusion process of the straight-fin heat sink in a computer

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In this paper, the finite element method is used to investigate the extrusion process of the straight-fin heat sink in computers. A series of simulations on the straight-fin extrusion using the program DEFORM 2D was carried out. The influences of the process parameters such as straight-fin thickness, straight-fin clearance and friction factor between the die and workpiece on the difference of maximum and minimum extruded fin lengths are examined.

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Correspondence to Chin-Tarn Kwan.

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Jan, F., Kwan, C. An analysis of the extrusion process of the straight-fin heat sink in a computer. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 26, 978–982 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-004-2068-9

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Keywords

  • Extrusion simulation
  • Finite element method
  • Straight-fin heat sink