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Thermal Transport Phenomena Over Slot-Perforated Flat Fins With Heat Sink in Forced Convection Environment

[+] Author Affiliations
Shuichi Torii

Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan

Wen-Jei Yang

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56028, pp. 79-84; 6 pages
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 2, Parts A and B
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4691-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


A theoretical study is performed to investigate unsteady thermal and fluid flow transport phenomena over flat fins with heat sink, which are placed in a forced convection environment. Emphasis is placed on the effects of Reynolds number and fin pitch on heat transfer performance and velocity and thermal fields. It is found from the study that (i) in the high Reynolds number region, the alternating changes in the fluid flow take place for larger fin pitch, (ii) the alternating flow in the space area between two fins is mutually interacted by the corresponding one from the adjacent in-line plate fines, resulting in an amplification of heat transfer performance, and (iii) heat-transfer performance is intensified with a decrease in the fin pitch, whose trend becomes larger in the higher Reynolds number region considered here.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



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