Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—This paper presents the a numerical simulation of a front side of mini channel (for z = 0 surface) to investigate the temperature distribution obtained by solid domain using boundary conditions . Here uniform heat flux is applied to the bottom side of the mini channel top surface is assumed to be adiabatic and remaining two surfaces are selected to be symmetric. The variation of maximum temperature of the periphery of the mini channel with the different values of the flux is illustrated in this study. Here thermal characteristics of the mini channel is represented by maximum temperature obtained by the periphery of the mini channel. In order to obtain the behaviour of thermal conductivity of the material in heat transfer characteristics of the mini channel three different solid material is used one is copper which has highest thermal conductivity second one is stainless steel which is lower thermal conductive material and third one is silicon whose thermal conductivity ranges between the thermal conductivity of the other two solid materials copper and stainless steel. For the cooling purpose of the mini channel three different cooling fluids are taken into analysis water, engine oil and mercury. And also comparing the results of the best fluid and solid to that of the results obtained by researchers
Index Terms—laminar flow, Mini channel, Fluent, Mercury, Water, Engine oil
Cite: Twinkal M Bhavsar and Manish Maisuria, "Flow and Heat Transfer Simulation in Mini Channel," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 73-82, July 2014.
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