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Optical Engineering

Experimental study using infrared thermography on the convective heat transfer of a TGV brake disc in the actual environment
Author(s): Monica Siroux; Souad Harmand; Bernard Desmet
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Paper Abstract

We present an experimental identification of the local and mean Nusselt number from a rotating TGV brake disk model in the actual environment and exposed to an air flow parallel to the disk surface. This method is based on the use of a heated thermally thick disk combined with the technique of temperature measurement by infrared thermography. The local and mean convective heat transfer coefficient from the disk surface is identified by solving the steady state heat equation by a finite difference method using the experimental temperature distribution as boundary conditions. The experimental setup is constituted of a model disk with all the representative parts of the actual TGV brake system. The disk and its actual environment are inside a wind tunnel test section, so that the rotational disk speed and the air flow velocity can be varied. Tests were carried out for rotational speeds w between 325 and 2000 rpm (rotational Reynolds number Re between 88,500 and 545,000), and for an air flow velocity U ranging between 0 and 12 m.•s-1 (air flow Reynolds number Re0 between 0 and 153,000).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(7) doi: 10.1117/1.1481896
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Monica Siroux, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis (France)
Souad Harmand, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis (France)
Bernard Desmet, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis (France)


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