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Heat Transfer and Friction Augmentation in High Aspect Ratio, Ribbed Channels With Dissimilar Inlet Conditions

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Carson D. Slabaugh, Lucky V. Tran, J. S. Kapat

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Bobby A. Warren

Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL

Paper No. IHTC14-23219, pp. 817-838; 22 pages
  • 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference
  • 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 2
  • Washington, DC, USA, August 8–13, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4937-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3879-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


This work is an investigation of the heat transfer and pressure-loss characteristics in a rectangular channel with ribs oriented perpendicular to the flow. The novelty of this study lies in the immoderate parameters of the channel geometry and transport enhancing features. Specifically, the aspect ratio (AR) of the rectangular channel is considerably high, varying from fifteen to thirty for the cases reported. Also varied is the rib-pitch to rib-height (p/e), studied at two values; 18.8 and 37.3. Rib-pitch to rib-width (p/w) is held to a value of two for all configurations. Channel Reynolds number is varied between approximately 3,000 and 27,000 for four different tests of each channel configuration. Each channel configuration is studied with two different inlet conditions. The baseline condition consists of a long entrance section leading to the entrance of the channel to provide a hydrodynamically-developed flow at the inlet. The second inlet condition studied consists of a cross-flow supply in a direction perpendicular to the channel axis, oriented in the direction of the channel width (the longer channel dimension). In the second case, the flow rate of the cross-flow supply is varied to understand the effects of a varying momentum flux ratio on the heat transfer and pressure-loss characteristics of the channel. Numerical simulations revealed a strong dependence of the local flow physics on the momentum flux ratio. The turning effect of the flow entering the channel from the cross-flow channel is strongly affected by the pressure gradient across the channel. Strong pressure fields have the ability to propagate farther into the cross-flow channel to ‘pull’ the flow, partially redirecting it before entering the channel and reducing the impingement effect of the flow on the back wall of the channel. Experimental result shows a maximum value of Nusselt number augmentation to be found in the 30:1 AR channel with the aggressive augmenter (p/e = 37.3) and a high momentum flux ratio: Nu/Nuo = 3.15. This design also yielded the friction with f/f0 = 2.6.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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