Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research


Optimization of Design Parameters for Radiating Longitudinal Fins of Various Geometries

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Conference Proceeding

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This work presents a systematic study on optimum dimensions and the associated heat transfer characteristics for radiating longitudinal fins and clarifies the discrepancies on optimum results of previous authors using different approaches. To facilitate thermal designers, simple working formulas are proposed for the optimum dimensions, heat dissipation nd efficiency of longitudinal fins with an arbitrary profile.

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Aerospace Sciences Meetings