Numerical Investigation of Forced Convection Heat Transfer from Longitudinal Perforated Fins in a Horizontal Rectangular Channel

Alyaa Q. Najm, Saadoon F. Dakhil, Falah A. Abood


The present paper reports a numerical study to investigate the heat transfer enhancement over horizontal channel with longitudinal rectangular fin arrays   by laminar forced convection heat transfer. Fins are perforated with two types of holes, square and circular with different diameters. Three-dimensional steady-state continuity, momentum and energy equations along with the Boussinesq approximation were solved by finite volume method with commercial available software ANSYS FLUENT 15.1. The bottom finned wall of the channel was supplied with constant heat flux, while the other sides are insulated. Data used in performance analysis were obtained numerically for fin arrays of material aluminum, by varying geometry, diameter and number of perforation (12, 16 and 20) mm, (10-22) respectively. In addition at different channel inclinations ( 150?"> , 1590?"> and 15 180?"> ), as well as by varying Reynolds number from 1800 to 2300, at modified Grashof number Gr* 5 15?108"> .   The results show that the Reynolds number and size perforation have a larger impact on average heat transfer coefficients for the both type of Perforations. Also the channel inclination increases the removal heat from the channel.

Keywords: Force convection, heat transfer, perforated fin arrays, square holes, notch fins, ordination angle.

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-16-05

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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