The effects of stroke length and Reynolds number on heat transfer to a ducted confined and semi-confined synthetic air jet

D. I. Rylatt, T. S. O'Donovan

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Abstract

Heat transfer to three configurations of ducted jet and un-ducted semi-confined jets is investigated experimentally. The influence of the jet operating parameters, stroke length (L-0/D) and Reynolds (Re) number on the heat transferred to the jet is of particular interest. Heat transfer distributions to the jet are reported at H/D = 1 for a range of experimental parameters Re (1000 to 4000) and L-0/D (5 to 20). Secondary and tertiary peaks are discernable in the heat transfer distributions across the range of parameters tested. It is shown that for a fixed Re varying the L-0/D has little effect on the magnitude of the stagnation region heat transfer but does effect the position and magnitude of the secondary and tertiary peaks in the heat transfer distribution. It is also shown that for a fixed L-0/D increasing the Re has a significant effect on the magnitude of the stagnation region heat transfer but has little impact on the position of the secondary and tertiary peaks in the heat transfer distributions. Ducting is added to the configuration to improve heat transfer by drawing cold air from a remote location into the jet flow. Ducting is shown to increase stagnation region and area averaged heat transfer across the range of jet parameters tested when compared with an un-ducted jets of equal confinement. Increasing the stroke length from L-0/D = 5 to 20 for a Reynolds number of 2000 reduces the enhancement in stagnation region heat transfer provided by the ducting from 35% to 10%; the area averaged heat transfer provided by the ducting also changes from a 42% to a 21% enhancement. This is shown to be partly due to relative magnitude of the peaks in heat transfer outwith the stagnation region; at low stroke lengths, the difference in the magnitude of these peaks is large and reduces with increasing L-0/D. It is also shown that as L-0/D is increased the stagnation region heat transfer to the un-ducted jets increases while for the ducted jets stagnation region heat transfer decreases with increasing L-0/D. Increasing Reynolds number from 1000 to 4000 for a stroke length from L-0/D = 10 increases the increase in stagnation region heat transfer provided by the ducting from 10 % to over 50 % and increases the increase in area averaged heat transfer provided by the ducting from 15 % to 45 %. This is shown to be primarily due to the magnitude of the stagnation region heat transfer. While the heat transfer increases with Re for all configurations of jet the increase is much more significant for the ducted jets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurotherm Seminar 102: Thermal Management of Electronic Systems
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherIOP Publishing
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEurotherm Seminar 102 - Thermal Management of Electronic Systems - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 18 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing
Volume525
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

ConferenceEurotherm Seminar 102 - Thermal Management of Electronic Systems
CountryIreland
Period18/06/1420/06/14

Keywords

  • STAGNATION POINT
  • NOZZLE GEOMETRY
  • IMPINGEMENT

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