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The heat sink with vertically rectangular interrupted fins investigated numerically in a natural convection field, and with steady-state heat transfer. Numerical study has been conducted using ANSYS Fluent software (R16.1) in order to develop a 3-D numerical model. The dimensions of fins are (305 mm length, 100 mm width, 17 mm height, and 9.5 mm space between fins). The number of fins used on the surface are eight. In this study, the heat input that is used as follow (20, 40, 60, 80, 100, and 120 watts). The study is focused on interrupted rectangular fins with different arrangement of fins. The results show that the addition of interruption fins in various arrangements will improve the thermal performance of the heat sink, and through the results, a better interruption rate obtained as an equation.

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