Fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics of cross-cut heat sinks

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In this study, effects of cross-cuts on the thermal performance of heat sinks under the parallel flow condition are experimentally studied. To find effects of the length, position, and number of cross-cuts, heat sinks with one or several cross-cuts ranging from 0.5 mm to 10 mm were fabricated. The pressure drop and the thermal resistance of the heat sinks are obtained in the range of 0.01 W<P(p) < 1 W. Experimental results show that among the many cross-cut design parameters, the cross-cut length has the most significant influence on the thermal performance of heat sinks. The results also show that heat sinks with a cross-cut are superior to heat sinks containing several cross-cuts in the thermal performance. Based on experimental results, the friction factor and Nusselt number correlations for heat sinks with a crosscut are suggested. Using the proposed correlations, thermal performances of cross-cut heat sinks are compared to those of optimized plate-fin and square pin-fin heat sinks under the constant pumping power condition. This comparison yields a contour map that suggests an optimum type of heat sink under the constraint of the fixed pumping power and fixed heat sink volume. The contour map shows that an optimized cross-cut heat sink outperforms optimized plate-fin and square pin-fin heat sinks when 0.04 < log L* < 1. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Issue Date
2009-11
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

PLATE-FIN; PERFORMANCE; CHANNEL

Citation

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, v.52, pp.5358 - 5370

ISSN
0017-9310
DOI
10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2009.07.008
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/20324
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ME-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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