The effect of flow field and turbulence on heat transfer characteristics of confined circular and elliptic impinging jets

Koseoglu M. F. , Baskaya Ş.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.10, pp.1332-1346, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2007.10.015
  • Page Numbers: pp.1332-1346
  • Keywords: confined impinging jet, circular, elliptic, electronic cooling, CFD, LDA, IMPINGEMENT, MODELS, SURFACE, GAS


The flow field of confined circular and elliptic jets was studied experimentally with a Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) system. In addition, heat transfer characteristics were numerically investigated. Experiments were conducted with a circular jet and an elliptic jet of aspect ratio four, jet to target spacings of 2 and 6 jet diameters, and Reynolds number 10 000. The toroidal recirculation pattern was observed in the outflow region for both geometries at dimensionless jet to plate distance 2. Higher spreading rates in the minor axis direction of the elliptic jet have also been mapped. Along the target plate, different boundary layer profiles were obtained for circular and elliptic jets at H/d = 2, but profiles became similar when dimensionless jet to plate distance was increased to 6. Positions of maximum radial and axial velocities and turbulence intensities have been determined for both geometries. For the confined circular and elliptic jet geometries, analysis of flow field measurements and numerical heat transfer results showed that inner peaks in local heat transfer closely relate to turbulence intensities in the jet and radial flow acceleration along the wall. Differences between the circular and elliptic jet, in terms of flow field and heat transfer characteristics, reduced with increase in the jet to plate distance. (c) 2007 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.