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Title: Natural convection heat transfer effects with micro finned structures
Authors: Mahmoud, S
Al-Dadah, RK
Aspinwall, D
Soo, L
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Micro fins
Natural convection
Micro heat sinks
Micromachining
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: Micro-scale natural convection plays an important role in heat removal from microelectronic components and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices. Natural convection of macrofin arrays has been extensively studied by many researchers over the past several decades; however analysis of free convection around microfin arrays is less well researched. The objective of this work was to experimentally investigate the effects of micro fin height and spacing for a horizontally mounted heat sink on heat transfer coefficient when operating under steady state natural convection conditions. An array of micro finned copper heat sinks was fabricated using micro-electro discharge wire machining (μ-EDWM) with fin height ranging from 0.25 to 1.0mm and fin spacing from 0.5 to 1.0mm respectively. Results showed that values of the convective heat transfer coefficient increased with increased fin spacing and decreased as fin height increased.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Sponsorship: This study is funded by Advantage West Midlands (AWM).
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6937
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
978-1-902316-73-4
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