Thermal performance of optimum exponential fin profiles subjected to a temperature jump


TÜRKYILMAZOĞLU M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR HEAT & FLUID FLOW, vol.32, no.3, pp.1002-1011, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/hff-02-2021-0132
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR HEAT & FLUID FLOW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1002-1011
  • Keywords: Heat transfer, Fin efficiency, Temperature jump, Exact solutions, Longitudinal exponential fins, Optimum shapes, POROUS FINS, STRAIGHT FINS, MASS-TRANSFER, EFFICIENCY, CONVECTION, SHAPE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose This paper aims to seek purely analytical results relying on the physical parameters including the temperature jump parameter. Design/methodology/approach The exponential fin profiles and heat transfer enhancement influenced by a temperature jump at the base are the main targets of this paper. Findings The introduced temperature slip at the base penetrates through the surface of the fin and reorganizes the distribution of temperature all over the surface. The overall impact of the temperature jump on the fin efficiency is such that it acts to lower the fin efficiency. However, the efficiency of the exponential fin is increasing for growing shape exponential fins as compared to the rectangular and decaying ones. Hence, exponential fins amenable to certain temperature jump has significance in technological cooling processes. Finally, the optimum dimensions regarding the base fin thickness and the fin length of the exponential profiles are assessed by means of optimizing the base heat transfer rate given a cross-sectional area. Originality/value Exact solutions are provided for optimum exponential type fins subjected to a temperature jump. The optimum dimensions regarding the base fin thickness and the fin length of the exponential profiles are assessed.