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International Journal of Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

In this experiment the single cylinder air cooled engines was assumed to be a set of annular fins mounted on a cylinder. Numerical simulations were carried out to determine the heat transfer characteristics of different fin parameters namely, number of fins, fin thickness at varying air velocities. A cylinder with a single fin mounted on it was tested experimentally. The numerical simulation of the same setup was done using CFD. The results validated with close accuracy with the experimental results. Cylinders with fins of 4 mm and 6 mm thickness were simulated for 1, 3, 4 &6 fin configurations.

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