Tu, G., Shih, W., and Yuen, W., "Development and Testing of a ESM/PCM Heat Sink," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-2202, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-2202.
To meet pulse power mode component cooling application needs, we developed, fabricated and tested a concept to use energy storage material and phase change material to enhance the heat dissipation of a conventional heat sink. Test results demonstrated the ESM/PCM heat sink has unique thermal performance. Under the same working condition, the peak temperature of ESM/PCM heat sink is 1.5°C lower than of a conventional heat sink. An optimized design can lead to a significant weight reduction for the heat sink in applications with high peak load and low duty power cycle power.