Numerical investigation of inclination effect on the thermal performance of a porous fin heat sink is presented. The developed thermal model is solved using pseudo-spectral collocation method (PSCM). Parametric studies are carried out using PSCM, and the thermal characterization of heat sink with the inclined porous fin of rectangular geometry is presented. Results show that heat sink of inclined porous fin exhibits higher thermal performance than heat sink of vertical porous fin operating under the same thermal conditions with the same geometrical configurations. Performance of inclined or tilted fin increases with decrease in length-thickness aspect ratio. However, increase in the internal heat generation parameter decreases the fin temperature gradient which invariably decreases the heat transfer performance of the fin. Furthermore, the results of the pseudo-spectral collocation method are compared with the results of Runge-Kutta method. Excellent agreement is established between the results of the non-convectional numerical method and the results of Runge-Kutta, which validates the accuracy of the method for analysis of nonlinear heat transfer problems. The results presented in this paper, hopefully, serves as motivation for the design and optimization of thermally-enhanced heatsinks.
Oguntala, George; Sobamowo, Gbeminiyi; Abd-Alhameed, Raed; and Noras, James
"Numerical Investigation of Inclination on the Thermal Performance of Porous Fin Heatsink using Pseudospectral Collocation Method,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
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