The Effect of a Spherical Protuberance on the Local Heat Transfer to a Turbulent Boundary Layer

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R. A. Seban, G. L. Caldwell

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

J. Heat Transfer 90(4), 408-412 (Nov 01, 1968) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3597532 History: Received June 28, 1967; Revised March 15, 1968; Online August 25, 2011


Local heat transfer coefficients are presented for a single spherical protuberance on a plate, along which the boundary layer was turbulent, for air speeds from 50 to 150 fps. Two spheres were used to produce ratios of sphere diameter to boundary-layer thickness of the order of 2 and 0.7. The heat transfer coefficient behind the sphere depends approximately on the eight-tenths power of the velocity, its maximum is located about 2 dia downstream of the sphere, and the downstream effect is limited spanwise to a region about 4 dia in width.

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