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ANALYSIS OF A REVERSED TRAPEZOIDAL FIN USING A 2-D ANALYTIC METHOD

  • Kang, H.S. (DEPT. OF MECHANICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, KANGWON NATIONAL UNIV.)
  • Received : 2010.06.05
  • Accepted : 2010.07.12
  • Published : 2010.09.25

Abstract

A reversed trapezoidal fin is analyzed using a two-dimensional analytical method. Heat loss from the reversed trapezoidal fin is presented as a function of the fin shape factor, fin base thickness and the fin base height. The relationship between the fin tip length and the convection characteristic number as well as that between the fin tip length and the fin base height for equal amounts of heat loss are analyzed. Also the relationship between the fin base thickness and the fin shape factor for equal amount of heat loss is presented. One of the results shows that the heat loss decreases linearly with the increase of the fin shape factor.

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