EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF SINGLE-PHASE FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER CHARACTERISTICS IN RECTANGULAR MICROCHANNELS


Markal B., AYDIN O. , Avci M.

ISI BILIMI VE TEKNIGI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.65-72, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : ISI BILIMI VE TEKNIGI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-72

Abstract

In this study, single-phase laminar flow of deionized water through microchannel heat sinks is investigated experimentally. Heat sinks including twenty-nine parallel rectangular channels have been used as the test samples. Three different channel geometries with different aspect ratio (AR = 1.22, 0.82 and 0.37) but with the same hydraulic diameter (100 gm) are considered. A constant heating power of 9 W is applied to the test section. The range of Reynolds number varies from 12.3 to 47.3. It is disclosed that increasing AR increases Nusselt number while decreasing the friction factor.