Effect of Variable Heat Transfer Coefficient, Fin Geometry, and Curvature on the Thermal Performance of Extended Surfaces

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A. G. Agwu Nnanna

Department of Engineering, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN 46323-2094

A. Haji-Sheikh

D. Agonafer

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019–0023, USA

J. Electron. Packag 125(3), 456-460 (Sep 17, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1602711 History: Received September 01, 2002; Online September 17, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Schematic of a fin and coordinate system
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Heat flux at the base of a tapered fin using different heat transfer models
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The relative heat flux at the base of a tapered fin that shows the effect of variable heat transfer coefficient
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The efficiency of a tapered fin using various heat transfer models
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Temperature distribution along the length of a tapered fin of circular cross section for various heat transfer models. A comparison of the generalized analytical solution and CFD model.




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