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Title: A simulation and experimental study of fluid flow and heat transfer on cylindrical oblique-finned heat sink
Authors: Fan, Y.
Lee, P.S. 
Jin, L.-W.
Chua, B.W.
Keywords: Cylindrical oblique fin heat sink
Heat transfer
Pressure drop
Secondary channel
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Fan, Y., Lee, P.S., Jin, L.-W., Chua, B.W. (2013). A simulation and experimental study of fluid flow and heat transfer on cylindrical oblique-finned heat sink. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 61 (1) : 62-72. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A novel cylindrical oblique fin minichannel heat sink was proposed to fit over cylindrical heat sources in the form of an enveloping jacket. The periodic cylindrical oblique fin causes the hydrodynamic boundary layer development to be reinitialized at the leading edge of the next downstream fin. This decreases the average thermal boundary layer thickness, enhances the heat transfer performance and yields negligible pressure drop penalty due to combined effect of thermal boundary layer re-development and flow mixing. Its cooling effectiveness is compared with conventional straight fin minichannel heat sinks through experimental and numerical approach for the Reynolds number ranged from 50 to 500. The results showed that the averaged Nusselt number, Nuave for the cylindrical oblique-cut fin minichannel heat sink increases up to 75.6% and the total thermal resistance decreases up to 59.1% when compared with the conventional straight fin minichannel heat sink. It is also found firstly that a flow recirculation zone will form at larger Reynolds number in the secondary channel however this recirculation is insignificant in the present low Reynolds number study. Heat transfer enhancement (ENu) and pressure drop penalty (Ef) show that a significant improvement of the cylindrical oblique fin minichannel over conventional straight fin minichannel overall. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN: 00179310
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.01.075
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