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Effect of the grid geometry on the convective heat transfer of impinging jets

Cafiero, G., Castrillo, G., Greco, C.S. and Astarita, T. (2017) Effect of the grid geometry on the convective heat transfer of impinging jets International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 104. pp. 39-50.

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Abstract

Passive methods are recognized as one of the most efficient means to achieve high heat and mass transfer in impinging jets. In a recent study, Cafiero et al. (2014) demonstrated the effectiveness of square fractal grids (SFGs, obtained repeating the same square pattern at increasingly smaller scales) in terms of heat transfer enhancement when locating the grid in correspondence of the nozzle exit section. Indeed, the capability of producing turbulence at multiple scales and the possibility of tuning the peak in the turbulence intensity profile as a function of the grid geometric parameters are both extremely appealing for heat transfer enhancement purposes. In this study, the effect of the grid geometry on the convective heat transfer rate of impinging jets is assessed and discussed. Three main effects are taken into account: the grid thickness ratio (obtained by varying the thickness of the first iteration of the SFG), the effect of the secondary grid iterations and the choice of the initial pattern. It is demonstrated how a larger thickness ratio, which in the present case corresponds to an anticipated location of the peak in the turbulence intensity profile, is beneficial to get a spotted high convective heat transfer rate at short nozzle to plate distances. Either the use of a single square grid, or the choice of a different initial pattern (for example a circular fractal grid) is instead indicated when it is desirable a uniform distribution of the convective heat transfer rate.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Cafiero, G.g.cafiero@surrey.ac.uk
Castrillo, G.
Greco, C.S.
Astarita, T.
Date : January 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.08.003
Uncontrolled Keywords : Convective heat transfer; Fractal turbulence; Impinging jets; Fractals; Geometry; Heat transfer; Heat transfer coefficients; Iterative methods; Mass transfer; Nozzles; Turbulence; Convective heat transfer; Convective heat transfer rate; Heat and mass transfer; Heat Transfer enhancement; Impinging jet; Nozzle-to-plate distance; Turbulence intensity profiles; Uniform distribution; Heat convection
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 May 2020 16:20
Last Modified : 12 May 2020 16:20
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/856384

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