This paper presents the evolution of architecture of high conductivity pathways embedded into a heat generating body on the basis of Constructal theory. The main objective is to introduce new geometries for the highly conductive pathways, precisely configurations shaped as V. Four types of V-shaped inserts, evolving from “V1” to “V4,” have been comparatively considered. Geometric optimization of design is conducted to minimize the peak temperature of the heat generating piece. Many ideas emerged from this work: first of all, the numerical results demonstrated that the V-shaped pathways remarkably sur- pass the performance of some basic configurations already mentioned in literature, i.e., “I and X-shaped” pathways. Furthermore, the evolution of configurations from V1 to V4 resulted in a gradual reduction of the hot spot temperature, according to the principle of “optimal distribution of imperfections” that characterizes the constructal law.

Evolution in the Design of V-Shaped Highly Conductive Pathways Embedded in a Heat-Generating Piece / Hajmohammadi, M. R.; Lorenzini, Giulio; Joneydi Shariatzadeh, O.; Biserni, C.. - In: JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. - ISSN 0022-1481. - 137:6(2015), pp. 061001-061007. [10.1115/1.4029847]

Evolution in the Design of V-Shaped Highly Conductive Pathways Embedded in a Heat-Generating Piece

LORENZINI, Giulio;
2015

Abstract

This paper presents the evolution of architecture of high conductivity pathways embedded into a heat generating body on the basis of Constructal theory. The main objective is to introduce new geometries for the highly conductive pathways, precisely configurations shaped as V. Four types of V-shaped inserts, evolving from “V1” to “V4,” have been comparatively considered. Geometric optimization of design is conducted to minimize the peak temperature of the heat generating piece. Many ideas emerged from this work: first of all, the numerical results demonstrated that the V-shaped pathways remarkably sur- pass the performance of some basic configurations already mentioned in literature, i.e., “I and X-shaped” pathways. Furthermore, the evolution of configurations from V1 to V4 resulted in a gradual reduction of the hot spot temperature, according to the principle of “optimal distribution of imperfections” that characterizes the constructal law.
Evolution in the Design of V-Shaped Highly Conductive Pathways Embedded in a Heat-Generating Piece / Hajmohammadi, M. R.; Lorenzini, Giulio; Joneydi Shariatzadeh, O.; Biserni, C.. - In: JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. - ISSN 0022-1481. - 137:6(2015), pp. 061001-061007. [10.1115/1.4029847]
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