Accession Number : ADA306675

Title :   Heat Transfer Studies and Flow Visualization of a Rectangular Channel with an Offset Strip Fin Array.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Komral, Ata

PDF Url : ADA306675

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : In this study, the offset strip fin array in a liquid flow liquid flow through module was examined. The study used a model of the heat exchanger which is ten times larger than the actual model used in electronics cooling. Water and Brayco Micronic 889 Polyalphasolefin were used as the working fluids in order to determine the Reynolds number and Prandtl number effects on the Colburn j factor. Also, flow visualization were experiments were performed to determine the flow characteristics of the offset strip fins for laminar flow.

Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER, *FLOW VISUALIZATION, WATER FLOW, THESES, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), VOLTAGE, HEAT EXCHANGERS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, MASS FLOW, FLOW FIELDS, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, MICROELECTRONICS, DATA ACQUISITION, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), COOLANTS, HYDRAULICS, HEAT FLUX, LAMINAR FLOW, THERMOCOUPLES, REYNOLDS NUMBER, FLOWMETERS, HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS, LIQUID COOLING, LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, OLEFIN POLYMERS, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, PRANDTL NUMBER, COOLANT PUMPS.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE