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Rectangular Fins

Drawing of Rectangular Fin (from Incopera and DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 3rd edition)

Picture of Rectangular Fin Array

Inputs
Width, w (m) 0.3 Length, L (m) 0.05 Thickness, t (m) 5.00E-03 Heat Base Fluid Thermal Transfer Temperature Temperature Conductivity Coefficient (C) (C) (W/mK) (W/m2K) 10 400 30 400 Density (kg/m3) 8940 Tip Heat Transfer Coefficient (W/m2K) 1.00E+01 Distance at which temperature is desired (m) 0.05

Outputs
Tempertatre (C)

Perimeter (m) 0.6100

Cases
Convective Tip Adiabatic Tip Tip at Fluid Temperature

Cross Surface Area Sectional (m2) 2 Area (m ) 0.0015 0.0320 Temperature at Heat Transfer Specified Rate (W) Distance (C) 394.9 395.3 30.0 117.3 111.9 4477.6

m (m-1) 3.1885 Efficiency 0.991 0.945 37.817

450

(x=0)
370.0000 Thermal Resistance (K/W) 3.154 3.306 0.083

400
350

300
250

ConvectiveT ip Adiabatic Tip Fluid Temperature Tip

200
150

100
50

0 Distance (m)

Input

Design Analysis Input Output

Output

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Cylindrical or Pin Fins

Drawing of Cylindrical Fin (from Incopera and DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 3rd edition)

Inputs
Diameter, D (m) 0 Length, L (m) 0 Heat Transfer Base Fluid Thermal Coefficient Temperature Temperature Conductivity (C) (C) (W/mK) (W/m2K) 0 0 0 0 Density (kg/m3) 0

Outputs
Tempertatre (C)

Perimeter (m) 0.0000

Cases
Convective Tip Adiabatic Tip Tip at Fluid Temperature

Cross Surface Area m (mSectional 2 1 (m ) ) Area (m2) 0.0000 0.0000 #DIV/0! Temperature at Heat Transfer Specified Efficiency Rate (W) Distance (C) #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

(x=0)
0.0000 Thermal Resistance (K/W) #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Input
Required Heat Transfer (W) 400

Design Analysis Input Output

Output

Bare Surface Mass of Fin Area Number of Fins Array (kg) (m2) 1 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

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Picture of Cylindrical Fin Array

Tip Heat Transfer Coefficient (W/m2K) 0

Distance at which temperature is desired (m) 0

ConvectiveT ip Adiabatic Tip Fluid Temperature Tip

Distance (m)

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Triangular Fins

Drawing of Triangular Fin (from Incopera and DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 3rd edition)

Inputs
Width, w (m) Length, L (m) 0 Thickness at Base, t (m) 0 Heat Base Fluid Thermal Transfer Temperature Temperature Conductivity Coefficient (C) (C) (W/mK) 2 (W/m K) 0 0 0 0

Outputs
Tempertatre (C)

Perimeter at Base (m)

0.0000 Temperature at Heat Transfer Specified Distance Rate (W) (C) #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

Cross Sectional Surface Area Area at Base (m2) (m2) 0.0000 0.0000 Efficiency #DIV/0!

m (m-1) #DIV/0! Thermal Resistance (K/W) #DIV/0!

(x=0)
0.0000

1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Input
Required Heat Transfer (W) 50

Design Analysis Input Output

Output
#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

Bare Surface Mass of Fin Area Number of Fins Array 2 (kg) (m ) 0.0025 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

Do #DIV/0! Not Use this

Picture of Triangular Fin Array

Density (kg/m3) 0

Distance at which temperature is desired (m) 0

Distance (m)

Not ###### Use this #DIV/0! Area


#DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

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Annular Fins

Drawing of Annular Fin (from Incopera and DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 3rd edition)

Inputs
Inner Radius, r1 Outer Radius, Thickness, t r2 (m) (m) (m) 0 0 0 Heat Base Fluid Thermal Transfer Temperature Temperature Conductivity Coefficient (C) (C) (W/mK) 2 (W/m K) 0 0 0 0

Outputs
Temperature (C) Perimeter at Base (m) 0.0000 Cross Sectional Surface Area Area at Base (m2) (m2) 0.000E+00 0.0000 Heat Transfer Rate (W) #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! Efficiency #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! m (m-1) #DIV/0! Thermal Resistance (K/W) #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

100

(x=0)
0.0 Temperature at Specified Distance (C) #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

90 80 70 60 50 40

Cases
Convective Tip Adiabatic Tip Tip at Fluid Temperature

#DIV/0! 30 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 20 #DIV/0!


0.0100 0.0150 Radial Position (m)

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

Input
Required Heat Transfer (W) 50

Design Analysis Input Output

Output

Bare Surface Mass of Fin Area Number of Fins Array 2 (kg) (m ) 0.05 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

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Picture of Annular Fin Array

Density (kg/m3) 0

Distance at which temperature is desired (m) 0

Tip Heat Transfer Coefficient (W/m2K) 0

Convective Tip Adiabtic Tip Fluid Temperature Tip

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!
0.0150

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!
0.0200 0.0250

#DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

Radial Position (m)

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

o Not Use this Area


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Parabolic Fins

Drawing of Parabolic Fin (from Incopera and DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 3rd edition)

Inputs
Width, w (m) Length, L (m) 0 Thickness at Base, t (m) 0 Heat Base Fluid Thermal Transfer Temperature Temperature Conductivity Coefficient (C) (C) (W/mK) 2 (W/m K) 0 0 0 0

Outputs
Tempertatre (C)

Perimeter at Base (m)

0.0000 Temperature at Heat Transfer Specified Distance Rate (W) (C) #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

Cross Sectional Surface Area Area at Base (m2) (m2) 0.0000 #DIV/0! Efficiency #DIV/0!

m (m-1) #DIV/0! Thermal Resistance (K/W) #DIV/0!

(x=0)
0.0000

1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Input
Required Heat Transfer (W) 400

Design Analysis Input Output

Output

Bare Surface Mass of Fin Area Number of Fins Array 2 (kg) (m ) 0.1 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

Do Not Use this

Density (kg/m3) 0

Distance at which temperature is desired (m) 0

Distance (m)

Not Use this Area


#DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

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