ANN and CFD-DPM modeling of alumina-water nanofluid heat transfer in a double synthetic jet microchannel

Javad Mohammadpour*, Zhaleh Ghouchani, Fatemeh Salehi, Ann Lee

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In this paper, integrating different cooling techniques into a microchannel heat sink (MCHS) is evaluated to enhance the heat transfer rate. A parametric study is conducted using the computational fluid dynamics simulation consisting of the discrete phase model (CFD-DPM) to understand the effect of operational and geometrical parameters on cooling performance. The CFD-DPM simulations for varying different influential parameters are conducted to obtain the local temperature over the silicon wafer wall, creating a large set of samples. The artificial neural network (ANN) method is then employed to discover an accurate model to predict the local temperature. The ANN model includes two hidden layers and 24 neurons in each layer, showing a precise estimation of temperature with an overall mean square error (MSE) value and correlation coefficient (R) of 6.974810 - 7 and 0.9952, respectively. The temperature distributions along the silicon wall predicted by both CFD-DPM and ANN models verify that smaller sizes of alumina nanoparticles improve heat transfer remarkably compared to larger particles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiphase flow dynamics
Subtitle of host publicationa perspective from the Brazilian Academy and Industry
EditorsMarcio Ferreira Martins, Rogério Ramos, Humberto Belich
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030934569
ISBN (Print)9783030934552
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventMultiphase Flow Journey (6th : 2021) - Virtual
Duration: 17 May 202120 May 2021
Conference number: 6th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceMultiphase Flow Journey (6th : 2021)
Abbreviated titleJEM 2021


  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Artificial neural network (ANN)
  • Discrete phase model (DPM)
  • Nanofluid heat transfer
  • Synthetic jet (SJ)


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