Optimal Heat Transfer Assemblies With Thin Straight Fins

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M. Kovarik

Division of Energy Technology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Highett, Victoria, Australia 3190

J. Heat Transfer 105(1), 203-205 (Feb 01, 1983) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245546 History: Received February 25, 1982; Online October 20, 2009


A simple criterion of optimality of finned duct assemblies for heat transfer is defined. A necessary condition of optimality in the defined sense is found for assemblies with straight thin fins. A reduction of design effort resulting from the application of this condition is demonstrated.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
Topics: Heat transfer , Fins , Design , Ducts
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