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Effect of Surface Curvature on Heat Transfer and Hydrodynamics Within a Single Hemispherical Dimple

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N. Syred, A. Khalatov

Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

A. Kozlov

Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia

A. Shchukin, R. Agachev

Kazan State Technical University (KAI), Kazan, Russia

Paper No. 2000-GT-0236, pp. V003T01A044; 6 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2000: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 3: Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
  • Munich, Germany, May 8–11, 2000
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7856-9
  • Copyright © 2000 by ASME


Turbulent heat transfer and hydrodynamics have been studied in concavely and convexly curved dimple in the range of Reynolds number from 1.3×105 to 3.1×105. The large scale single hemispherical dimple 50 mm diameter and 25 mm depth was arranged on a smooth concave or convex wall of curved rectangular-shaped passage. The fluid flow and heat transfer measurements, surface streamlines observations were performed within the flow curvature parameter δ**/R ranged from 0.002 to 0.007. The ‘tornado-like’ oscillating vortex bursting periodically out of dimple was registered in the experiments with a ‘curved’ dimple. This vortex structure is similar to that earlier observed in a ‘flat’ dimple. The surface curvature influences considerably the dimple heat transfer rate in both cases. It enhances heat transfer in a ‘concave’ dimple and reduces it in a ‘convex’ one, however the more remarkable effect is occurred in a concavely curved dimple. The correction factors describing the effect of curvature on average heat transfer in a ‘curved’ dimple have been obtained as a result of experimental study.

Copyright © 2000 by ASME



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