The Role of the Impingement Plate in Array Heat Transfer PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Kenneth W. Van Treuren

USAF Academy, CO

Zoulan Wang, Peter Ireland, Terry V. Jones

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

S. T. Kohler

Rolls-Royce Plc., UK

Paper No. 96-GT-162, pp. V004T09A004; 6 pages
  • ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
  • Birmingham, UK, June 10–13, 1996
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7875-0
  • Copyright © 1996 by ASME


Most research involving arrays of impinging jets was conducted using steady state techniques which allow the impingement plate (through which the gas flows) to achieve an equilibrium (adiabatic) temperature during the test. Invariably, the impingement plate temperature was not reported for these tests as the floating temperature condition was taken to be representative of conditions in the application being modeled. Thermal analysis of gas turbine conditions showed the present authors that conditions in the engine could often be significantly different from this floating plate temperature state. Such conditions include engine operating point transients and situations in which the plate is fixed to the aerofoil in such a way to achieve good thermal contact. Furthermore, the capacity of the impingement plate to contribute to enhanced heat transfer by paying attention to the thermal boundary conditions at its support has not been realized. The influence of the impingement plate temperature on local target surface heat transfer was fully quantified by Van Treuren et al. (1993, 1994 and 1996), using a transient liquid crystal heat transfer technique. Superposition was used to show that the target surface heat flux can be written as the summation af two separate heat transfer coefficients. These temperature difference products quantify the contributions of the impingement plate and the target surface thermal boundary conditions. In other words:Display Formula

Van Treuren et al.’s experiments showed the heat transfer coefficient for target surface heat flux and impingement plate to target surface temperature difference, hp, can be up to 40% of the heat transfer coefficient for plenum to target surface temperature difference, hj, in crossflow areas away from the jet stagnation zone. The present report covers steady state experiments conducted at three average jet Reynolds numbers (10,000, 14,000, and 18,000) and two impingement to target plate spacings (1 and 4) for an inline array of jets. The purpose of the experiments was to determine the adiabatic impingement plate temperature expressed as a non-dimensional temperature difference, θ. The data allow the difference in thermal boundary conditions between the steady state experiments and the transient heat transfer experiments to be accounted for.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
Topics: Heat transfer
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