Numerical study of the gas flow velocity space in convection reflow oven

Illés, Balázs and Bakó, István (2014) Numerical study of the gas flow velocity space in convection reflow oven. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 70. pp. 185-191. ISSN 0017-9310


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In this paper, numerical study of the gas flow velocity space is presented in a convection type reflow oven. Convection reflow ovens usually apply the nozzle-matrix heater system which generates numerous gas streams perpendicularly to surface of the soldered assembly. The ovens are divided into zones; every zone contains an upper and a lower nozzle-matrix. The temperature can be independently controlled in each zone; however the velocity of the influent streams is usually fixed. The gas flow velocity space is one of the most important parameter of the local heat transfer coefficient in the oven. The gas flow space cannot be examined by classical experimental methods due to the extreme circumstances in the reflow oven. Therefore the effect of the soldered assembly, the different component sizes, the position of the conveyor belt and the vent hood between the zones on the gas flow velocity space was studied by CFD simulations. These results can be useful during the overview of the actual assembly design and manufacturing rules.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering / elektrotechnika, elektronika, atomtechnika
Depositing User: Dr. Balázs Illés
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 14:26
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 14:26

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