A submerged slot jet of air is used to cool an externally finned cylinder, heated by electric current. The cylinder ensemble is made of a stainless steel finned tube and a Teflon bar core inside. Five thermocouples, pressed inside the steel tube by the Teflon bar, measure the wall temperature to determine local and mean convective heat transfer coefficients. The local Nusselt number has the maximum on the impinging point and the minimum on the rear point. The variation of local and mean Nusselt numbers with the distance from the slot exit is investigated. Empirical expressions are proposed to correlate the experimental data. The cooling of a finned cylinder with a jet flow realizes a higher heat transfer as compared to a smooth cylinder.
Cooling of a Finned Cylinder by a Jet Flow of Air
Gori, F., Borgia, M., Altan, A. D., Mascia, M., and Petracci, I. (March 18, 2005). "Cooling of a Finned Cylinder by a Jet Flow of Air." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. December 2005; 127(12): 1416–1421. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2098868
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