Heat Transfer Coefficients in Perforated Fins
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer
Three-dimensional steady state and incompressible flow and heat transfer are simulated over a perforated fin to validate the numerical heat transfer coefficients with experimental data. The validated numerical approach is necessary to investigate the complex flow patterns over perforations, which is difficult and costly to capture through experiments. Perforations with square cross sections are distributed equidistantly along the length of the fin. The simulation is performed for a laminar
... ow with Reynolds numbers between 992 and 1722. The Navier-Stokes and energy equations are discretized through the finite volume approach, and the pressure and velocity components are coupled by the SIMPLEC algorithm. Excellent agreements (below 6.1%) are obtained by comparing average numerical and experimental Nusselt numbers. Suggestions for future research to address the current gaps in understanding the thermo-fluid mechanism in perforated fins are provided.