Heat Sink Calculator
This heat sink calculator shows the thermal resistance of the heat sink for forced convection applications. It also calculates the temperature rise of each of the component parts of the heat sink: base, thermal interface material, base to fin, and fin pack. Heat source power & size as well as fin height fin gap, and fin thickness are user inputs as are heat sink base material (copper, aluminum or vapor chamber), heat sink fin material, and available airflow.
If you are unsure of roughly how large a heat sink is needed, click here to see a different heat sink calculator that will help estimate the total heat sink volume.
Numerous variables have been fixed or limited. Engineers needing heat sink calculations driven by variables that fall outside the input parameters are encouraged to contact our technical teams from the Request a Quote page. CLICK here for a guide on how to use the heat sink calculator.