The purpose of this paper is to compare the thermal effect between square and circular geometry of light emitting diode (LED) with respect of the same surface for the intent of reducing the junction temperature.
The heat equation is presented in a dimensionless form. To solve it numerically subject to the boundary conditions, the authors realized a three-dimensional code with Comsol Multiphysics.
The model is validated with previously published works. The authors found a good agreement.
New design of heat sink is improved for circular LED and a reduction of 18 per cent of the junction temperature is permitted. The authors study the influence of various parameters: number and length of fins and number and width of splits. New distribution of multichip LED in circular geometry permits to put 42 chips instead of 36 chips with respect of the same surface and pitch and with reduction of the junction temperature by 16 per cent.
Ben Salah, S. and Ben Hamida, M.B. (2019), "Heat transfer enhancement of circular and square LED geometry", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 1877-1898. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-04-2018-0172
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