Thermal performance analysis and optimization of microjet cooling of high-power light-emitting diodes

Afzal Husain*, Sun Min Kim, Jun Hee Kim, Kwang Yong Kim

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The present study investigates the thermal and hydraulic performance of the microjet array cooling system for thermal management of a high-power light-emitting diode array. Three-dimensional numerical analyses were performed for steady incompressible turbulent flow and conjugate heat transfer through a finite volume solver. The performances of several microjet array configurations, viz., 1-jet, 4-jet, 9-jet, 13-jet, and 16-jet arrays, were analyzed at two flow rates and top-cavity heights. The design optimization of a 4-jet array cooling system was performed using a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm. For the optimization, two design variables, viz., ratio of the nozzle diameter and height of the top cavity and ratio of the height and length of the top cavity, were selected. The thermal resistance and pressure drop were selected as the objective functions of the design. The Pareto-optimal solutions were obtained and discussed in view of the thermal resistance and pressure drop and sensitivity of design variables to objective functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-245
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science


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