Boiling heat transfer from an array of round jets with hybrid surface enhancements

Matthew J. Rau, Suresh V. Garimella, Ercan M. Dede, Shailesh N. Joshi

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The effect of a variety of surface enhancements on the heat transfer achieved with an array of impinging jets is experimentally investigated using the dielectric fluid HFE-7100 at different volumetric flow rates. The performance of a 5×5 array of jets, each 0.75mm in diameter, is compared to that of a single 3.75mm diameter jet with the same total open orifice area, in single-and two-phase operation. Four different target copper surfaces are evaluated: a baseline smooth flat surface, a flat surface coated with a microporous layer, a surface with macroscale area enhancement (extended square pin-fins), and a hybrid surface on which the pin-fins are coated with the microporous layer; area-averaged heat transfer and pressure drop measurements are reported. The array of jets enhances the single-phase heat transfer coefficients by 1.13-1.29 times and extends the critical heat flux (CHF) on all surfaces compared to the single jet at the same volumetric flow rates. Additionally, the array greatly enhances the heat flux dissipation capability of the hybrid coated pin-fin surface, extending CHF by 1.89-2.33 times compared to the single jet on this surface, with a minimal increase in pressure drop. The jet array coupled with the hybrid enhancement dissipates a maximum heat flux of 205.8W/cm2 (heat input of 1.33kW) at a flow rate of 1800ml/min (corresponding to a jet diameter-based Reynolds number of 7800) with a pressure drop incurred of only 10.9kPa. Compared to the single jet impinging on the smooth flat surface, the array of jets on the coated pin-fin enhanced surface increased CHF by a factor of over four at all flow rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number071501
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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