An experimental study on pulsating impingement semi-confined slot jet has been performed. The effect of pulsations frequency was examined for various Reynolds numbers and Nozzle to plate distances. Convective heat transfer coefficient is estimated using the measured temperatures in the target plate and conjugate gradient method with adjoint equation. Heat transfer coefficient in Re < 3000 tended to increase with increasing frequency. The pulsations enhance mixing, which results in an enhancement of mean flow velocity. In case of turbulent jet (Re > 3000), heat transfer coefficient is affected by the pulsation from particular frequency. In this study, the threshold Strouhal number (St) is 0.11. No significant heat transfer enhancement was obtained for St < 0.11. The thermal resistance is smaller each time due to the newly forming thermal boundary layers. Heat transfer coefficient increases due to decrease thermal resistance. This study shows that maximum enhancement in heat transfer due to pulsations occurs in St = 0.169. Results show the configuration geometry has an important effect on the heat transfer performances in pulsed impinging jet. Heat transfer enhancement can be described to reflect flow by the confinement plate.
Heat and Mass Transfer – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 30, 2017
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