Numerical Prediction of Heat Transfer of Commercial R12 Coolant Through Different Cross-Section Microchannels of Same Hydraulic Diameter
Gourab Chakraborty1, Shubhankar Sarkar2, Pritam Chatterjee3, Soupam Samanta4, Arunabha Chanda5

1Gourab Chakraborty, Asst Prof., Brainware Group of Institutions-SDET, Kolkata, India.
2Shubhankar Sarkar, Brainware Group of Institutions- SDET, Kolkata, India.
3Pritam Chatterjeee, Brainware Group of Institutions- SDET, Kolkata, India.
4Soupam Samanta, Brainware Group of Institutions- SDET, Kolkata, India.
5Dr. Arunabha Chanda, Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

Manuscript received on 27 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 04 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1379-1383 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: J97250881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9725.0981119
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Abstract: Microchannels are the next step for current heat exchangers and probably the most effective cooling technique for recent miniaturized electronic components. Five different shapes of pipes (rectangular, circular, triangular, semi-circular & trapezoidal) of same hydraulic diameter are taken into consideration for this numerical investigation. One industrial coolant namely R12 is passed through the above-mentioned channels. This numerical investigation seeks to find out which section shape is the best suitable one for two phase heat transfer phenomenon. The present work is validated with the experimental work of Liu, Lee& Garimela where water is used as a coolant and passed through a rectangular channel and the numerical simulation is carried out with the help of commercial Ansys software. The current investigation aims to link the applicability of commercial coolants in the field of microchip cooling. This study will help electronics cooling industries by pinpointing the enhanced heat transfer phenomenon through microchannel where microchannel geometry and coolant both play a crucial role apart from the material itself.
Keywords: Microchannel, CFD, Coolant performance, Heat transfer, Hydraulic diameter.
Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer