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Performance analysis of the air-moving capabilities of piezoelectric fan arrays

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Title: Performance analysis of the air-moving capabilities of piezoelectric fan arrays
Author(s): Shoemaker, Mark W.
Advisor(s): Jacobi, Anthony M.
Department / Program: Mechanical Sci & Engineering
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.S.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): Arrays fan curve flow rate piezoelectric fans pressure.
Abstract: This study focuses on the air-moving performance of geometrical arrays of piezoelectric fans, specifically relating to the fan curve. In the past, many studies have been conducted on the performance of single piezoelectric fans. The heat transfer benefits over natural convection have been well studied and most applications are focused on electronics cooling. However, for applications requiring higher pressures and flow rates piezoelectric fans have not been considered. This study is aimed at improving the performance by implementing an array of piezoelectric fans. A performance analysis for two array geometries is shown and efficiencies and correlations are discussed. Although previous work has been performed investigating the fan curve performance of a single piezoelectric fan, this work represents the first investigation of the air-moving capabilities of an array of piezoelectric fans.
Issue Date: 2011-05-25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24087
Rights Information: Copyright 2011 Mark W. Shoemaker
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-25
Date Deposited: 2011-05
 

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