Heat Transfer of Springs in Oblique Crossflows

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Daniel B. Biggs

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Christopher B. Churchill

HRL Laboratories, Mailbu, CA

John Shaw

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038338 History: Received January 04, 2017; Revised August 29, 2017


An experimental program is presented of heated tension springs in an external cross-flow over a range of laminar Reynolds numbers, spring stretch ratios, and angles of attack. Extensive measurements of the forced-convection heat transfer of helical wire within a wind tunnel reveal an interesting non-monotonic dependence on angle of attack. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, showing good agreement with the experimental data, are used to explore the behavior and gain a better understanding of the observed trends. A dimensionless correlation is developed that well-captures the experimental and CFD data and can be used as an efficient computational tool in broader applications.

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