Fluid Dynamics and Convective Heat Transfer in Impinging Jets Through Implementation of a High Resolution Liquid Crystal Technique: Part I: Flow and Heat Transfer Experiments

K. Kim, C. Camci

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Abstract

A combined convective heat transfer and fluid dynamics investigation in a turbulent round jet impinging on a flat surface is presented. The experimental study uses a high resolution liquid crystal technique for the determination of the convective heat transfer coefficients on the impingement plate. The heat transfer experiments are performed using a transient heat transfer method. The mean flow and the character of turbulent, flow in the free jet is presented through five hole probe and hot wire measurements, respectively. The flow field character of the region near the impingement plate plays an important role in the amount of convective heat transfer. Detailed surveys obtained from five hole probe and hot wire measurements are provided. An extensive validation of the liquid crystal based heat transfer method against a conventional technique is also presented. After a complete documentation of the mean and turbulent flow field, the convective heat transfer coefficient distributions on the impingement plate are presented. The near wall of the impingement plate and the free jet region is treated separately. The current heat transfer distributions are compared to other studies available from the literature. The present paper contains complete sets of information on the three dimensional mean flow, turbulent velocity fluctuations and convective heat transfer to the plate. The experiments also prove that the present non-intrusive heat transfer method is highly effective in obtaining high resolution heat transfer maps with a heat transfer coefficient uncertainty of 5.7 %.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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