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Heat Transfer in Adjacent Interacting Impinging Synthetic Jets

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Tim Persoons, Darina B. Murray

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Tadhg S. O’Donovan

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Paper No. HT2009-88440, pp. 955-962; 8 pages
  • ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences
  • Volume 1: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems; Thermophysical Properties; Heat Transfer Equipment; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment
  • San Francisco, California, USA, July 19–23, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4356-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3851-8
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


An impinging synthetic jet can attain heat transfer rates comparable to a continuous jet, without net mass input. However it needs a forced cross-flow to supply fresh cooling medium. The vectoring effect of adjacent synthetic jets allows directing the flow by changing the phase between the jets. This study uses the vectoring effect of two adjacent synthetic jets to draw in fresh air, while maintaining high impingement cooling performance. The experimental approach applies infrared thermography and particle image velocimetry to quantify the local convective heat transfer and flow field, respectively. The heat transfer profiles for various phase differences have been compared to the mean flow field and wall-normal velocity fluctuation intensity. For a fixed operating point (stroke length and Reynolds number) and geometry, the cooling performance has been optimised for phase and jet-to-surface spacing, resulting in about 90% enhancement of the maximum and overall cooling rate compared to a single jet, without the need for external cross-flow forcing.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Heat transfer , Jets



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