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dc.contributor.authorNaphon P.
dc.contributor.authorNakharintr L.
dc.description.abstractIn the present study, the heat transfer characteristics of nanofluids cooling in the mini-rectangular fin heat sink are studied. The heat sinks with three different channel heights are fabricated from the aluminum by the wire electrical discharge machine with the length, width and base thickness of 110, 60, and 2mm, respectively. The nanofluids are the mixture of de-ionized water and nanoscale TiO2 particles. The results obtained from the nanofluids cooling in mini-rectangular fin heat sink are compared with those from the de-ionized water cooling method. Effects of the inlet temperature of nanofluids, nanofluid Reynolds number, and heat flux on the heat transfer characteristics of mini-rectangular fin heat sink are considered. It is found that average heat transfer rates for nanofluids as coolant are higher than those for the de-ionized water as coolant. The results of this study are of technological importance for the efficient design of cooling systems of electronic devices to enhance cooling performance. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.subjectChannel height
dc.subjectConvective heat transfer
dc.subjectCooling performance
dc.subjectEfficient designs
dc.subjectElectrical discharges
dc.subjectElectronic device
dc.subjectFin heat sinks
dc.subjectHeat transfer characteristics
dc.subjectHeat transfer rate
dc.subjectInlet temperature
dc.subjectMini channels
dc.subjectNano scale
dc.subjectElectric discharges
dc.subjectHeat flux
dc.subjectHeat sinks
dc.subjectReynolds number
dc.subjectThermoelectric equipment
dc.subjectTitanium dioxide
dc.titleHeat transfer of nanofluids in the mini-rectangular fin heat sinks
dc.identifier.bibliograpycitationInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol 40, No.1 (2013), p.25-31
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