Experimental Investigation of an Air Microjet Array Impingement Cooling Device
Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
A microjet impingement cooling device for high power electronics was constructed from silicon wafers using microelectromechnical systems fabrication techniques. The array of 221, 0.277-mm-diam jets was tested using air as the coolant for jet diameter Reynolds numbers from 4.65 x 10(2) to 1.405 x 10(3). Heat transfer and pressure drop data were obtained for a range of mass rates extending up to the point of choked How and also for variable heat fluxes. The results were compared to an existing Nusselt correlation for jet impingement arrays that was found to significantly under-predict the heat transfer. A new correlation is provided that also accounts for variable air properties.
Copyright © 2002, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Leland, John E.; Ponnappan, Rengasamy; and Klasing, Kevin S., "Experimental Investigation of an Air Microjet Array Impingement Cooling Device" (2002). Office for Research Publications and Presentations. 47.