Title

Thermally Asymmetric Annular Rectangular Fin Optimization

Abstract

The optimum design of a single annular rectangular fin under thermally asymmetric conditions using a two-dimensional analysis was presented. The influence of different parameters, such as the fin volume, the ratio of the fin-bottom convection characteristic number to the top convection characteristic number, and the ratio of the fin-tip convection characteristic number to top convection characteristic number, to the optimum design were also discussed. It was observed that the optimum heat loss, fin length, and the fin height increase as the fin volume increases when other variables are fixed. It was shown that the optimum fin design is not obtainable when some parameters are beyond certain values.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Annular Fins; Biot Members; Fin-Tip Convection; Fluid Temperature

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.


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