This work studies the thermal and hydrodynamic performances of pyramidal fin arrays produced using the cold spray process as an additive manufacturing process. Near-net shaped pyramidal fin arrays of various materials were manufactured (pure aluminum, pure nickel and stainless steel 304). Fin array characterization such as fin porosity level and surface roughness evaluation was performed. The nickel pyramidal fin array is shown to be rougher compared to the two other materials used in this study. The results obtained show a lower thermal efficiency for stainless steel 304 whereas the performances of the aluminum and nickel fin arrays are similar. The multi-material sample has a better thermal efficiency than stainless steel 304, which constitutes the proof of concept of using a streamwise anisotropic fin array.

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