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Design Optimization of Micro-Channel for Micro Electronic Cooling

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Afzal Husain, Kwang-Yong Kim

Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

Paper No. ICNMM2007-30053, pp. 201-207; 7 pages
  • ASME 2007 5th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
  • ASME 5th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
  • Puebla, Mexico, June 18–20, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4272-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3800-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


A numerical optimization of a rectangular micro-channel has been performed. Navier-Stokes and energy equations for laminar flow and conjugate heat transfer are solved using a finite volume solver. Solutions are first carefully validated with available analytical and experimental results; the shape of the micro-channel is then optimized using surrogate method. Ratios of the micro-channel width to depth and the width of the fin to the depth are selected as design variables. Design points are selected through a four-level full factorial design. A single objective function thermal resistance, formulated using pumping power as a constraint, is optimized. Mass flow rate is adjusted by the constant pumping power constraint. Kriging method is applied to construct surrogate and the optimum point is searched by sequential quadratic programming.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



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