In this study, an oscillating-fan cooling device using electromagnetic force has been proposed. The device consists of two oscillating-fans flapping back and forth. It requires only one electromagnet and two elastic blades with one magnet on each of them. The electromagnet and two elastic blades are situated on a base and arranged accordingly. And thus, the electromagnetic force generated by the electromagnet can actuate the blades. The main advantage of this cooling device compared to a rotary fan is its simple structure because there is no bearing and motor in the cooling device. Moreover, the simplicity of the device makes it a highly reliable and low cost cooling device. The driving current can be either DC PWM or AC under 8 V – 12 V so it is compatible to most electronic devices. The dimensions of the cooling device can be designed as small as 20 mm (L) * 30 mm (W) * 4 mm (H) and as large as 60 mm * 55 mm * 25 mm. For a cooling experiment, three cooling devices with the dimension of 50 mm * 50 mm * 15 mm were incorporated with a heat sink with the dimension of 190 mm * 110 mm * 15 m. The dummy heater dissipated 55W while the environmental temperature is 44.8 °C. The result showed that the dummy heater can be cooled from 120.7 °C to 69.3 °C while the total power consumption of the three cooling devices is 1.74 W. The result shows that the cooling device not only provides an outstanding cooling ability but also shows a great potential for structural reliability and design flexibility.
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A Miniature Double Oscillating-Fan Cooling System Using Electromagnetic Force
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Su, H. "A Miniature Double Oscillating-Fan Cooling System Using Electromagnetic Force." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems collocated with the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1: Thermal Management. San Francisco, California, USA. July 6–9, 2015. V001T09A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IPACK2015-48151
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