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An Analysis of the Effect of Entrainment Temperature on Jet Impingement Heat Transfer

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S. A. Striegl

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

T. E. Diller

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. 24061

J. Heat Transfer 106(4), 804-810 (Nov 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3246755 History: Received April 27, 1983; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

An analytical model is developed to determine the effect of the temperature of entrained fluid (entrainment temperature) on the local heat transfer to a single, plane, turbulent impinging jet. Solutions of the momentum and energy equations for a single impinging jet are accomplished using similarity and series analyses. Solutions of the energy equation are obtained for the two limiting cases of entrainment temperatures equal to the plate temperature and the initial jet temperature. The analytical solutions are superposed to obtain the solution for all intermediate entrainment temperatures. The constants in the turbulence model are determined by comparing the analytical solutions to experimentally determined local heat transfer rates for single impinging jets issuing into an environment with a controlled entrainment temperature. When the single jet model is applied to jet arrays it predicts that the entrainment in the recirculation region between the jets can significantly affect the heat transfer. Comparison of the model to heat transfer measurements performed for jet arrays shows that the model successfully predicts the local heat transfer in jet arrays.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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