On the Accuracy of Beam-Averaged Interferometric Heat Transfer Measurements

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D. Naylor

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

J. Heat Transfer 124(5), 978-982 (Sep 11, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1482400 History: Received August 14, 2001; Revised March 20, 2002; Online September 11, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
Effect of the surface temperature difference on the percentage error in the surface temperature gradient, calculated using the fringe gradient for (a) forced convection and (b) free convection
Grahic Jump Location
Effect of surface temperature difference on the percentage error in the surface temperature gradient, calculated using the actual mean temperatures and the effective fringe temperatures (PGL/Rλ0=4.97×104 K,T=300 K)
Grahic Jump Location
(a) Temperature contours of a forced convection boundary layer on a plate with a linear surface temperature variation (n=1) for ReL=104, Pr=0.7, (b) Simulated beam-averaged infinite fringe interferogram (TL−T=20 K,P=100 kPa,G=2.256×10−4m3/kg,λ0=632.8 nm,L=0.4 m,R=287 J/kgK,T=300 K).
Grahic Jump Location
Thermally developing flow over a surface with a temperature variation in the test/object beam direction




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