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Influence of elliptical structure on impinging-jet-array heat transfer performances
Author(s): Simona C. Arjocu; James A. Liburdy
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Paper Abstract

A three-by-three square array of submerged, elliptic, impinging jets in water was used to study the heat transfer distribution in the cooling process of a constant heat flux surface. Tow jet aspect ratios were used, 2 and 3, both with the same hydraulic diameter. The array was tested at Reynolds numbers from 300 to 1500 and impinging distances of 1 to 5 hydraulic diameters. Thermochromic liquid crystals wee used to map the local heat transfer coefficient using a transient method, while the jet temperature was kept constant. The liquid crystal images were recorded through an optical fiber coupled with a CCD camera and a frame grabber and analyzed based on an RGB-temperature calibration technique. The results are reported relative to the unit cell that is used to delimitate the central jet. The heat transfer variation is shown to depend on the impingement distance and Reynolds number. The elliptic jets exhibit axis switching, jet column instability and jet swaying. All of these mechanisms affect the enhancement of the heat transfer rate and its distribution. The results are compared in terms of average and local heat transfer coefficients, for both major and minor planes for the two jet aspect ratios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3172, Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279733
Show Author Affiliations
Simona C. Arjocu, Clemson Univ. (United States)
James A. Liburdy, Clemson Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3172:
Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III
Soyoung Stephen Cha; James D. Trolinger; Masaaki Kawahashi, Editor(s)

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