Conjugated numerical study on the performance of microchannel heat sink using AL2O3/H2o nanofluid

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume4
ISBN (print)9780791845943
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume4

Conference

Title2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014
PlaceCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period7 - 11 July 2014

Abstract

High power electronics are widely used in many different areas such as integrated circuit (IC) boards in nuclear reactor control system. Thermal management of electronic devices has been a topic of great interest among many researchers over the last few decades. Microchannel is one of several high-heat-flux removal techniques. Nanofluids with enhanced thermal conductivity and strong temperature- and size-dependent thermal properties are expected to be utilized in microchannels as coolants, which leads to a promising future for such highheat- flux systems as cooling systems. The performance of the microchannel heat sink (MCHS) using water and Al2O3/water nanofluids, with consideration of different substrate materials, is numerically investigated and compared in the present paper to identify the combined effects of working fluids and substrate materials on the thermal resistance, pumping power and temperature distribution on the substrate surface of a heat sink.

Research Area(s)

  • Microchannel heat sink, Nanofluid, Numerical simulation, Performance

Citation Format(s)

Conjugated numerical study on the performance of microchannel heat sink using AL2O3/H2o nanofluid. / Wu, J. M.; Zhao, J. Y.
International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE. Vol. 4 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review