The effect of tip convection on the performance and optimum dimensions of cooling fins

K. Laor, H. Kalman

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Abstract

Cooling fins are the most used thermal devices. They are used mostly in thermal control of electronic equipment as well as in compact heat exchangers. In this paper, three types of fins are analyzed: longitudinal, spine and annular; each of them has three possible shapes: constant thickness, triangular and parabolic. The paper considers effect of the tip condition and fins with convective tips are compared to insulated tip fins. The comparison is important mostly because usually the solutions for insulated tip fins are easier and available for more cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-584
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

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