RESEARCH PAPERS: Forced Convection

Heat Transfer From a Very High Temperature Laminar Gas Flow With Swirl to a Cooled Circular Tube and Nozzle

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L. H. Back, P. F. Massier

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109

J. Heat Transfer 116(1), 35-39 (Feb 01, 1994) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910880 History: Received January 01, 1992; Revised April 01, 1993; Online May 23, 2008


An experimental investigation was carried out to appraise the effect of swirl on heat transfer in the laminar boundary layer development region in a highly cooled tube and nozzle. The ratio of gas-side wall-temperature-to-stagnation-temperature ranged from 0.095 to 0.135. In the swirling flow of argon with ratio of peak-tangential-velocity-to-axial velocity of 3.6 at the injection port, the level of heat transfer to the tube wall was increased from 200 to 60 percent above the level without swirl. In the swirling flows, the wall heat flux level was significantly higher in the tube than in the nozzle downstream. Because of the relatively high heat transfer to the wall, there were appreciable reductions in stagnation enthalpy in the flows that spanned a range of Reynolds numbers from about 360 to 500.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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