Heat Transfer Study of Convective-Radiative Fin under the influence of Magnetic Field using Legendre Wavelet Collocation Method

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.

2 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, UK

Abstract

The development and production of high performance equipment necessitate the use of passive cooling technology. In this paper, heat transfer study of convective-radiative straight fin with temperature-dependent thermal conductivity under the influence of magnetic field is carried out using Legendre wavelet collocation method. The numerical solution is used to investigate the effects of magnetic, convective and radiative parameters on the thermal performance of the fin. From the results, it is established that increase in magnetic, convective and radiative parameters increase the rate of heat transfer from the fin and consequently improve the thermal performance of the fin. The results obtained are compared with the results established results in literature and good agreements are found. The analysis can help in enhancing the understanding and analysis of the problem. Also, they can provide platform for improvement in the design of extended surfaces in heat transfer equipment under the influence of magnetic field.

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