Experiments are performed to study the heat transfer characteristics during the power-on transient period from an array of 4 × 1 discrete heat sources in a vertical rectangular channel using air as the working fluid. The heat flux ranges from 1000 W/m2 to 5000 W/m2. For 2 mm protrusion of the heater, the effect of heat fluxes and chip numbers are investigated and observed that the transient Nul strongly depends on the number of chips. Correlations are presented for individual chips as well as for overall data in the transient regime.

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