RESEARCH PAPERS: Forced Convection

Prediction of Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Using a Hybrid Wall Treatment With Different Turbulent Prandtl Number Functions

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G. K. Morris, S. V. Garimella, R. S. Amano

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, P.O. Box 784, Milwaukee, WI 53201

J. Heat Transfer 118(3), 562-569 (Aug 01, 1996) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2822668 History: Received August 08, 1995; Revised April 17, 1996; Online December 05, 2007


The local heat transfer coefficient distribution on a square heat source due to a normally impinging, axisymmetric, confined, and submerged liquid jet was computationally investigated. Numerical predictions were made for nozzle diameters of 3.18 and 6.35 mm at several nozzle-to-heat source spacings, with turbulent jet Reynolds numbers ranging from 8500 to 13,000. The commercial finite-volume code FLUENT was used to solve the thermal and flow fields using the standard high-Reynolds number k–ε turbulence model. The converged solution obtained from the code was refined using a post-processing program that incorporated several near-wall models. The role of four alternative turbulent Prandtl number functions on the predicted heat transfer coefficients was investigated. The predicted heat transfer coefficients were compared with previously obtained experimental measurements. The predicted stagnation and average heat transfer coefficients agree with experiments to within a maximum deviation of 16 and 20 percent, respectively. Reasons for the differences between the predicted and measured heat transfer coefficients are discussed.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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