A numerical study was performed for the laminar forced convection of water over a bank of staggered micro fins with cross section of the elongated hexagon. A 3-dimensional mathematical model, for conjugate heat transfer in both solid and liquid is developed. For this aim the Navier-Stokes and energy equations for the liquid region and the energy equation for the solid region are solved simultaneously and the pressure drop as well as the heat transfer characteristics was investigated. The length and width of the studied heat sinks are one centimeter and different heights in the range of 200–500 micrometer were examined for the fluid media. The heat removal of the finned heat sink is compared with an optimum simple mirochannel heat sink. The comparison which is presented at equal pumping powers depicts the enhancement of the heat removal for some specific sizes of the finned heat sink.

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