Previous studies have shown that stacked multi-layer mini-channels heat sinks with square or circular channels have advantages over traditional single layered channels in terms of both pressure drop and thermal resistance. In this work, porous media is used in the multi-layered stacked mini-channels instead of square or rectangular channels and the effect of the same on pressure drop and thermal performance is studied. Porosity scaling is done between the layers of porous media and is compared with unscaled stacked multilayer channel. Porosity scaling allows the porosity to vary from one layer to the next layer and could result in a lower pressure drop and better thermal performance.
- Fluids Engineering Division
Heat Sink With Stacked Multi-Layer Porous Media
Karunanithi, AK, & Hassanipour, F. "Heat Sink With Stacked Multi-Layer Porous Media." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels collocated with the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V001T05A003. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2014-21370
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