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B. J. Gireesha, M. L. Keerthi , D. O. Soumya
The thermal behaviour of fully wet porous trapezoidal profiled longitudinal fin structures in the presence of natural convection and radiation has been scrutinized in the present analysis. The rectangular and trapezoidal profiles have been comparatively analysed. The Darcy’s law has been incorporated to study the solid-fluid interactions. Further, the internal heat generation has been assumed to be a linear function of temperature. The obtained non-linear second order ordinary differential equation has been reduced and evaluated numerically. The impact of fully wet condition, porous nature, internal heat generation and other relevant parameters on the thermal profile and efficiency of trapezoidal and rectangular fin profiles has been interpreted graphically and discussed. It has been derived that the rectangular fin profile is more efficient than the trapezoidal profile.
Natural convection; porous; trapezoidal profile; fully wet longitudinal fin; fin efficiency; internal heat generation.