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Forced convective heat transfer across a pin fin micro heat sink. (English) Zbl 1189.76502
Summary: This paper investigates heat transfer and pressure drop phenomena over a bank of micro pin fins. A simplified expression for the total thermal resistance has been derived, discussed and experimentally validated. Geometrical and thermo-hydraulic parameters affecting the total thermal resistance have been discussed. It has been found that very low thermal resistances are achievable using a pin fin heat sink. The thermal resistance values are comparable with the data obtained in microchannel convective flows. In many cases, the increase in the flow temperature results in a convection thermal resistance, which is considerably smaller than the total thermal resistance.

MSC:
76R05 Forced convection
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
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