This work presents a systematic study on the optimum base diameter, length, heat dissipation, temperature profile, and efficiency of spines by employing fin parameter versus fin efficiency method. The temperature dependent heat transfer coefficient is assumed to be a power-law type. Several common fin geometries including cylindrical, convex parabolic, conical, and concave parabolic profiles are investigated respectively. It is found that the optimum dimensions of spines are functions of fin volume, heat transfer coefficient at fin base, and thermal conductivity. To facilitate the thermal design of heat transfer components, simple mathematical expressions as well as design charts are presented.

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