Comparison of Heat Flux by using Different Geometry of Cylinder-Fins

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Volume-46 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Amit Yadav, Prof. Dr. Suman Sharma
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V46P242


Amit Yadav, Prof. Dr. Suman Sharma "Comparison of Heat Flux by using Different Geometry of Cylinder-Fins", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V46(5),244-249 April 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

The engine of an automobile remains exposed to a very high temperature and so its components also. This high temperature may result in wear and tear of engine components. So it becomes necessary to cool the engine with any available source. For cooling purpose, fins are provided on the engine body so that the rate of heat transfer gets increased. The basic science involved is that as we increase the surface area of the heated material the heat transfer rate increases accordingly from it. Fins are available in different size and material, as per the requirement of heat transfer. In this project, the heat transfer rate from fins of different material and geometry has been studied and compared. The fin materials used in this analysis are: Aluminium alloy 2014, Aluminium alloy 6061, Aluminium alloy A204, Aluminium alloy C443. The modification was done in size as well as geometry. For analysis the rectangular fin thickness was 3mm. Also a circular fin and curved fin of thickness 3mm and 2.5mm used in this analysis. The 3-D model of this existing engine was re-created in Creo-2 by using the dimensions. The thermal analysis was done in Ansys-16 and module used is Transient Thermal state. This module gave a comparison of heat flux of fins of different materials and geometry used in this project. A fin of particular geometry and material having highest rate of heat transfer has been selected.


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Cylinder-Fins, Heat flux, Heat flux per unit length, Design & Material optimization, FE Analysis.