OPTIMZATION OF A PIN FIN BASED ON THE INCREASING RATE OF HEAT LOSS

  • Kang, Hyung-Suk (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Kangwon National University)
  • Published : 2008.03.25

Abstract

A pin fin is optimized based on the increasing rate of heat loss by using a two-dimensional analytic method. The optimum heat loss, corresponding optimum thermal resistance and fin length are presented as a function of the fin base thickness, convection characteristic numbers ratio, fin outer radius and ambient convection characteristic number. One of the results shows that both the optimum heat loss and fin length decrease linearly whereas the optimum thermal resistance increases very slightly with increase of the fin base thickness.