Accession Number : ADA097368


Title :   Investigation of Heat Transfer in Straight and Curved Rectangular Ducts.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Ballard,James Claude , III


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a097368.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 72


Abstract : Experimental investigations have been conducted to examine the general problem of convective heat transfer in a rectangular cross section channel with both straight and curved passages. The experimental configuration was modeled as infinite parallel plates with one wall at a constant heat flux and the opposite wall adiabatic. The air flow through the channel was heated through the Joulean heating of a wall composed of Temsheet. Liquid crystals applied to the surface of the Temsheet were used to confirm the presence of the Taylor-Gortler vortices. Average Nusselt number mesurements were used to investigate their effect on heat transfer from the curved test section. Experiments were conducted for steady state laminar flow that was hydrodynamically developed and thermally developing. It was confirmed that the Taylor-Gortler vortices enhanced the heat transfer process in the curved section. The experimental data was compared with several analytic studies with good results. (Author)


Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER , *TEST METHODS , *PLATES , *DUCTS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , AIR FLOW , THESES , TEST EQUIPMENT , LIQUID CRYSTALS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , CONSTANTS , RECTANGULAR BODIES , HEAT FLUX , LAMINAR FLOW , CURVED PROFILES


Subject Categories : Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE