Effect Of Position and Design Parameters of a Fan-Cooled Cold Side Heat Sink of a Thermoelectric Cooling-Module on The Performance of a Hybrid Refrigerator

Authors

  • Yasser Abdulrazak Alghanima Mechanical and Electrical Faculty, Alfurat University, Deir Ezzor, Syria
  • Osama Mesalhy Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt
  • Ahmed Farouk Abdel Gawad Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.85.2.6679

Keywords:

CFD analysis, Hybrid household-refrigerator, Vapor-compression cooling, Thermoelectric cooling, Fan direction, Number of fins

Abstract

This paper presents a CFD and experimental study of the thermal behavior of the thermoelectric-compartment in a hybrid household-refrigerator that combines thermoelectric and vapor-compression technologies. The hybrid refrigerator has three compartments. One of them is driven by a thermoelectric cooling system, which was made of one Peltier module and two fan-cooled heat sinks mounted on the hot and cold sides. The simulation results were compared with experimental measurements and showed a good agreement. The performance of the thermoelectric refrigerator was tested with changing the pushing direction. Two pushing directions for the fan were examined. In the first one (direction-I), the fan was fixed such that it sucked the air beside the cold heat sink. While in the second direction (direction-II), the fan was assumed to be flipped to push the air over the cold-side heat sink. The results showed that the second fan direction (direction-II) is more effective for heat transfer mechanism between the cold-side heat sink and the inside air of the thermoelectric-compartment.

Author Biographies

Yasser Abdulrazak Alghanima, Mechanical and Electrical Faculty, Alfurat University, Deir Ezzor, Syria

yasser-al-ghanime@hotmail.com

Osama Mesalhy, Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt

mesalhy_osa@yahoo.com

Ahmed Farouk Abdel Gawad, Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt

afaroukgb@gmail.com

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Published

2021-08-06

How to Cite

Alghanima, Y. A. ., Osama Mesalhy, & Abdel Gawad, A. F. . (2021). Effect Of Position and Design Parameters of a Fan-Cooled Cold Side Heat Sink of a Thermoelectric Cooling-Module on The Performance of a Hybrid Refrigerator. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 85(2), 66–79. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.85.2.6679

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