Impingement Heat Transfer Within Arrays of Circular Jets: Part 1—Effects of Minimum, Intermediate, and Complete Crossflow for Small and Large Spacings

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N. T. Obot, T. A. Trabold

Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13676

J. Heat Transfer 109(4), 872-879 (Nov 01, 1987) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3248197 History: Received September 12, 1986; Online October 20, 2009


An experimental study of the effects of three jet-induced crossflow schemes on impingement heat transfer was made. The schemes, referred to as minimum, intermediate, and maximum crossflow correspond, successively, to unrestricted flow of spent air away from the target surface, restriction of the flow to leave through two opposite sides, and through one side of a rectangular impingement surface. The study covered jet Reynolds number, jet-to-surface spacing, and open area of 1000–21,000, 2–16 jet hole diameters, and 1–4 percent, respectively. The best heat transfer performance is obtained with the minimum scheme, intermediate and complete crossflow being associated with varying degrees of degradation. For a given blower power, heat transfer can be enhanced markedly by having greater number of jets over a fixed target area; notably when working with the minimum scheme at narrow jet-to-target spacings.

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