Conjugate heat transfer from a small heated strip

K. D. Cole

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This study addresses the electronic cooling problem from the perspective of scaling laws applied to a simple conjugate heat transfer geometry, steady shear flow over a heated strip on a flat plate. The results are reported in a compact form in terms of a modified Nusselt number and a combined parameter (kf/ks)Pe1/3. Numerical results are reported that apply to a wide range of values for fluid flow, thermal conductivity, and thickness of the flat plate, and the results include simple design correlations. A new dimensionless parameter is suggested for determining when the fluid axial heat conduction can be neglected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2709-2719
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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