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Old   July 26, 2008, 09:10
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Rogerio Fernandes Brito
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how to make the interface domains among the solid (64 fins and the base) and air inside the enclosed cubic?
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Old   July 26, 2008, 10:22
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Rogerio Fernandes Brito
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This problem treats about the natural convection, a typical study in enclosed cavities with electronic components, as processors heating or in a simple DVD player, with devices inside generating a constant heat flow.


ABSTRACT: The heat transfer for laminar natural convection in confined spaces is of great interest in the engineering field. The flow that occurs in a cavity is an important physical phenomenon that it must be investigated, once that can be applied in projects of average electronic components of electrical circuits with installed heat spendthrifts. The objective of the tested numerical model consists of verifying the quantity of heat wasted by fins, besides visualizing the velocity field and the isothermal lines in the fluid (air) and in the solid (aluminum). The surface of the electronic component is kept in the high isothermal temperature. The vertical surfaces are kept in the low isothermal temperatures. The inferior horizontal surface, around of the electronic component, is considered adiabatic. The superior horizontal surface also is considered adiabatic in the present work. In the inferior surface of the electronic component, sixty-four heat spendthrifts of the rectangular type are installed. The solutions for low values of Rayleigh are gotten, keeping the fixed Prandtl's number in 0.70. The Computational Fluid Dynamics is applied (ANSYS CFX-v11.0 SP1), which uses the Finite Volume Method (MVF), with Eulerian scheme, which is used to solve the conservative equations for the unsteady state. It is elaborated a 3D model with enough great width to eliminate the wall effect in calculation and to compare the results with 2D cases from literature. So, this work shows that the increase of the Rayleigh´s number, the heat transfer is increased too. Besides, it is presented that the heat spendthrifts permit to increase the heat transfer.

Keywords: Natural convection, finned cubic cavities, heat spendthrifts, CFD.

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[2] Bilgen, E. and Oztop, H., "Natural convection heat transfer in partially open inclined square cavities", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, n° 48, pp. 1470-1479, (2005).

[3] Cheng, T. J., "Computational fluid dynamics", Cambridge University Press, UK, ISBN 0-521-59416-2, 1012 p., (2002).

[4] Ampofo, F., "Turbulent natural convection of air in a non-partitioned or partitioned cavity with differentially heated vertical and conducting horizontal walls", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 29, pp. 137-157, (2005).

[5] Dhiman, A. K. et al., "Flow and heat transfer across a confined square cylinder in the steady flow regime: effect of Peclet number", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, n° 48, pp. 4598-4614, (2005).

[6] Nasr, B. K., Chouikh, R., Kerkeni, C. and Guizani, A., "Numerical study of the natural convection in cavity heated from the lower corner and cooled from the ceiling", Applied Thermal Engineering, n° 26, pp. 772-775, (2006).

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Old   July 26, 2008, 12:25
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Rogerio Fernandes Brito
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height of the fin: 60.0 mm width of the fin: 2.8 mm lenght of the fin: 2.8 mm enclosure: 200.0 mm x 200.0 mm x 200.0 mm number of fins: 64 SolidWorks version: 2007 also in STEP files to import in ICEM CFD

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