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Study of Thermal Performance of Longitudinal Fin of Rectangular Profile for Different Materials


Sanjeev Kumar Gangwar , B.T.K.I.T.,DWARAHAT; Dr. Satyendra Singh, B.T.K.I.T.,DWARAHAT; Ravi Kumar, B.T.K.I.T.,DWARAHAT; Avinash Yadav, B.T.K.I.T.,DWARAHAT


Longitudinal Rectangular Fin, Thermal Conductivity, Fin Efficiency, Fin Effectiveness


One-dimensional heat conduction in a longitudinal rectangular fin for different fin materials (AISI 316, Aluminium, Copper) have been numerically investigated. In the present study laminar, one-dimensional, steady state thermal conduction, convection is considered for the analysis. The heat energy balance equation for the concerned longitudinal rectangular fin is formulated and further solved in MATLAB R2014a for evaluating total heat transfer rate, fin efficiency and fin effectiveness. The same longitudinal rectangular fin is modelled and simulated in FLUENT solver of ANSYS R16. Obtained simulated results are validated with exact solutions found from MATLAB R2014a and these results show a good agreement between with both of results with some error. It is observed from the result that the thermal conductivity widely affects the heat transfer rate, fin efficiency and fin effectiveness. The result shows that heat transfer rate increases with the increase in thermal conductivity of material. This work could explore further with some more common industrial fin materials to finding their thermal behaviour with different fin parameters.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50348
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 449-452

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