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Keywords : Nusselt number


Thermal Behavior in Dimple Square Duct with Inclined Perforated Baffles

Abeer Hashim Falih

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 11, Pages 2047-2056

This research presents a study of heat transfer enhancement and pressure drop in a dimple square duct fitted with∝ =30◦,60◦and 90◦ inclined perforated baffles(baffles open area ratio of 26.17 %). The baffle to duct height ratio (w/a) of 0.3 and the baffle pitch to duct height ratio, PR=1, 2 are introduced in the present work. The tested duct has a constant wall heat flux condition. The experiments are carried out by varying airflow rate in terms of Reynolds number ranging from 1147.8 to 15304. The experimental data of heat transfer and pressure drop of the duct fitted withthe inclined perforated baffles are compared with those of the dimple smooth duct under similar condition. The inclined baffles with PR=1 gives higher heat transfer rate than the one with PR=2 and the smooth ductrespectively ,andthe highest heat transfer and pressure drop is found by using baffle with 30◦.

Experimental Study of Heat Transfer Parameters of Impingement Heating System Represented by Conductive Target Plate of Resistive film

Assim H. Yousif; Amer M. Al Dabagh; Salah H. Abid Aun

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 8, Pages 1588-1604

The current experimental study focuses on the heat transfer characteristics and pressure losses for impingement systemwhich is used in cooling the liner of gas turbine combustor. Recent experiment method of conductive heat transfer technique with resistive film in the back side target plate is introduced. The present experimental model measured both the heat transfer coefficient for inner target surface and the wall cooling effectiveness for outer target surface. To physically explain the phenomena associated with interaction flow area, a computational fluid dynamic code (Fluent 14) is employed. The continuity, momentum and energy equations arecomputationally solved to analyze the flow field in the jet impingement area. The tests models of the impingement plate are made from round jet holes of inline and staggered arrays arrangement with jet to jet spacing of four-hole diameter. Jet Reynolds numbers of 4200 to 15000 and jet height to diameter ratio of 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0 are maintained. The inline array, as expected enhanced the wall cooling effectiveness over that of the staggered array by10.3%andboth jet spacing and Reynolds number have an evident effect on the discharge coefficient. Empirical correlations are obtained for both arrays arrangement to predict the area-averaged Nusselt number as a function of jet governing parameters.

A study of Free Convection in A solar Chimney Model

Sabah Tarik Ahmed; Miqdam Tariq Chaichan

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2011, Volume 29, Issue 14, Pages 2986-2997

A solar chimney is a hot air channel attached to a circular translucent
roof opens at the periphery. The roof and the ground below it form an air collector. It enhances natural ventilation by employing air temperature difference between channal inlet and outlet. An experimental work was carried out for a designed and fabricated prototype solar chimney, in Baghdad-Iraq’s autumn weather 2009. The chimney’s tower hight was 4 m and the solar collector diameter was 6 m. A maximum air temperature differance attained was 22ºC at mid day through the solar chimney. The study shows that Iraqi weathers are suitable for this system. Maximum heat transfer coeffecient (h) was 31.83 W/m2K, maximum air volume flow rate achieved was 0.065 m3/s, and maximum air velocity at the chimney outlet acquired was 2.309 m/s. Empirical equation that relates Nusselt and Rayleigh numbers was obtained.