Simulation of Heat Transfer Enhancement in Micro-channels and Its Application in Electronic Devices - A Review

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Master of Electrical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


So many studies have been investigated to enhance heat transfer in microchannels. In this paper, a review of available studies conducted on heat transfer enhancement in wavy microchannel, Converging-Diverging microchannel and non-uniform wavy microchannels was presented. Enhancement of heat transfer in electronic devices has always been an issue to reduce the average downtime. This review looked into the numerical simulation of heat transfer in microchannels aimed in optimization the overall performance of microchannel systems. Microchannel with different geometries were examined in each study. Also the effect of changing wavelength and amplitude on heat transfer enhancement in microchannels was studied in a research. The review showed that the geometry of microchannel is an effective factor in heat transfer enhancement along other factors studied in the presented investigations.


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Volume 1, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
December 2020
Pages 108-126
  • Receive Date: 24 September 2023
  • Accept Date: 24 September 2023