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Numerical and experimental investigations of electronic evaporative cooling performance with a coiled channel


Yin, X and Cao, F and Jin, L and Hu, B and Shu, P and Wang, X, Numerical and experimental investigations of electronic evaporative cooling performance with a coiled channel, Applied Thermal Engineering, 94 pp. 256-265. ISSN 1359-4311 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.10.127


Numerical and experimental investigations on two-phase evaporative cooling performance for a moving electronic unit with high heat flux have been performed in a coiled channel heat exchanger. Based on the VOF model, the phase distribution of a 3D coiled channel was investigated. It was found that the main vapor streamline flowed through the inner side of one bend channel to the next one, which increased the contact frequency of the vapor and the liquid, improving the cooling performance. Moreover, the results were also verified by the experiment. The cooling effect was directly affected by heat concentration in the bend channel. An optimized method was implemented for this phenomenon. Decreasing the effective flow area and increasing the local velocity could establish a new force balance for the vapor and liquid, eliminating the heat concentration and improving the overall cooling performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:electronic evaporative cooling, numerical simulation, coiled channel, VOF, phase distribution, cooling performance
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical Engineering
Research Field:Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Objective Field:Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:105522
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-01-06
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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