Developing Heat Transfer in Rectangular Ducts With Staggered Arrays of Short Pin Fins

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D. E. Metzger, R. A. Berry, J. P. Bronson

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. 85287

J. Heat Transfer 104(4), 700-706 (Nov 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245188 History: Received September 29, 1981; Online October 20, 2009


Streamwise heat transfer variation, overall array heat transfer, and overall flow friction behavior are presented for large aspect ratio ducts containing uniformly spaced staggered arrays of circular pin fins which span the entire duct height. The array geometries investigated have short pin heights (length-to-diameter ratio of 1) and moderate spanwise (transverse) and streamwise (longitudinal) pin spacings (pitch-to-diameter ratios of 1.5 and 2.5). Such staggered array geometries are typical of applications found in internally cooled gas turbine engine airfoils. The uncovered duct walls comprise a substantial fraction of the total heat transfer area. Ten pin rows in the streamwise direction are utilized in all the experiments, with a segmented construction allowing determination of spanwise-averaged heat transfer coefficients resolved to a single row spacing in the streamwise direction. Comparisons are made with results of prior studies which are mainly restricted to flow normal to banks of circular cylinders with long length-to-diameter ratios.

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