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Enhancement of Air Cooling Limits for Telecom Heat Sink Applications Using Impinging Air Jets

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Eric Sansoucy, Patrick H. Oosthuizen

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Gamal Refai-Ahmed

GamaEng, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paper No. IMECE2003-43004, pp. 307-315; 9 pages
  • ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 2
  • Washington, DC, USA, November 15–21, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3718-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-4663-6, 0-7918-4664-4, 0-7918-4665-2
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


A numerical study was carried out to investigate the heat transfer rate from a parallel flat plate heat sink under a turbulent impinging air jet. The target surface was confined by a horizontal nozzle plate. The jet was discharged from a sharpedged nozzle in the nozzle plate. The numerical model included the standard k-ε turbulence model. Average Nusselt numbers are reported for Pr = 0.7, 5000 ≤ Re ≤ 30000, L/d = 2.5 and 0.833 at H/d = 3 where L, H and d define the length of the square heat source, nozzle-to-target spacing and nozzle diameter, respectively. Enhancements of heat transfer rates, relative to the bare heat source, were found to vary from 1.9 to 3.5 and 4.1 to 12.0 in the presence of a base and a heat sink, respectively. The coefficient of enhancement was strongly dependent on the Re. The spacing H/d was also altered for L/d = 2.5 at Re = 30000. The enhancement in heat transfer due to the heat sink was shown to increase slightly with nozzle-to-target spacing. The Nusselt number was correlated in terms of Re, fluid properties and geometric parameters of the configuration.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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