A genetic algorithm optimization for a finned channel performance

Mousavi, S. S., Hooman, K. and Mousavi, S. J. (2007) A genetic algorithm optimization for a finned channel performance. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 28 12: 1597-1604. doi:10.1007/s10483-007-1206-z

Author Mousavi, S. S.
Hooman, K.
Mousavi, S. J.
Title A genetic algorithm optimization for a finned channel performance
Journal name Applied Mathematics and Mechanics   Check publisher's open access policy
Phonetic journal name AMM
ISSN 0253-4827
Publication date 2007-12-10
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10483-007-1206-z
Volume 28
Issue 12
Start page 1597
End page 1604
Total pages 8
Editor Zhou, Z.
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 290000 Engineering and Technology
290500 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
290501 Mechanical Engineering
660400 Conservation and Efficiency
Abstract Compared to a smooth channel, a finned-channel provides higher heat transfer coefficient and increasing the fin height enhances the heat transfer. However, this heat transfer enhancement is associated with an increase in the pressure drop. This leads to an increased pumping power requirement so that one may seek an optimum design for such systems. The main goal of this paper is to define the exact location and size of fins in such a way that a minimal pressure drop coincides with an optimal heat transfer based on the genetic algorithm. Each arrangement of fins is considered as a solution of the problem (an individual for genetic algorithm). An initial population is generated randomly at the first step. Then the algorithm has searched among these solutions and made new solutions iteratively by its functions to find an optimum design as reported in this article.
Keyword Nusselt number
pressure drop
genetic algorithm
heat exchanger
finned channel
optimum design
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Additional Notes This is an author version of an article originally published as S. S. Mousavi, K. Hooman and S. J. Mousavi (2007) Genetic algorithm optimization for finned channel performance, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 28 (12) : 1597-1604. doi: 10.1007/s10483-007-1206-z Copyright 2007 Springer Netherlands Ltd. All rights reserved. The original publication is available online from www.springerlink.com

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