Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ILASS2017 - 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

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Analysis of Heat and Flow Characteristics on Spray Cooling Heat Transfer with an Optimized Hexagonal Finned Heat Sink
Faruk Yesildal, Kenan Yakut

Last modified: 27-07-2017


An experimental study was carried out with a hexagonal finned heat sink to obtain valuable information about the thermal and flow characteristics on spray cooling. Water was used as the refrigerant fluid and was atomized by an air-assisted atomizer and some of the variables that affect spray cooling process, such as breakup length and Sauter Mean Diameter (SMD) were obtained using appropriate correlations. The parameters most influential on the Nusselt number were determined and analyzed. Experiments were conducted for optimized conditions. The jet diameter and spray angle were determined via image processing using macroscopic aspects. Nusselt were demonstrated of hexagonal finned heat sink which optimized according to the Taguchi optimization method. The results of the spray analysis showed that SMD decreases with an increase in either air-liquid mass ratio (ALR) or operating pressure resulting in a more uniform spray. As the liquid flow rate increases in all ALR values, the heat transfer rate also increases markedly. As a results of the experiments, Nusselt number, jet width and spray angle correlations were developed. The relationship of ALR-Nu was demonstrated according to fin height and spraying time.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4772

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