Experimental and numerical studies on improvement of heat transfer of OLED TVs

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Nil M., Öztürk Y. , Akgul M. B. , Sari G.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, cilt.34, ss.2017-2031, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17341/gazimmfd.460533
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2017-2031


In this study, the thermal behaviors of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) televisions are investigated experimentally and numerically. Organic light emitting diodes are very sensitive to temperature. For this reason, the heat emitted from the diodes must be removed quickly from the environment. The study consists of two parts. In the first part, the use of an effective heat spreader between the screen and the metal casing is proposed as a mechanism for improving the temperature distributions for heat transfer. Pyrolytic graphite plate and tempered pyrolytic graphite plate were used as heat spreader. The graphical heat transfer coefficients of the graphite plates are considerably higher than in the normal direction. The effectiveness of these proposed mechanisms is demonstrated by simulation. As an example model, OLED TV was selected in 15 "dimensions and both experimental and numerical thermal analyzes were performed. The temperature distributions of the OLED were obtained with the help of the ANSYS ICEPAK program, a commercial code that uses the finite volume method. Simulation and test results are obtained very close to each other. The thermal management contributions of OLED TVs using different thicknesses of pyrolytic and tempered pyrolytic graphite plates are presented experimentally and numerically. In the second part, a dual action piezo fan design is proposed. The design parameters of the piezo fan were determined and the numerical analyzes for these parameters were made with the Comsol Multiphysics program. Experimental measurements were made for design dimensions determined by numerical analysis. The result is that the use of a dual-acting piezo provides more efficient cooling than the existing synthetic jets.