Local endwall heat/mass-transfer distributions in pin fin channels Academic Article uri icon


  • Naphthalene sublimination experiments were conducted to study the effects of the pin configuration, the pin length-to-diameter ratio, and the entrance length on local endwall heat/mass transfer in a channel with short pin fins (pin length-to-diameter ratios of 0.5 and 1.0). The detailed distributions of the local endwall heat/mass-transfer coefficient were obtained for staggered and aligned arrays of pin fins, for the spanwise pin spacing-to-diameter ratio of 2.5, and for streamwise pin spacing-to-diameter ratios of 1.25 and 2.5. The Reynolds numbers were kept at about 3.3 104. Overall- and row-averaged Nusselt numbers compared very well with those from previous heat-transfer studies. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 1987, All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer

author list (cited authors)

  • Lau, S. C., Kim, Y. S., & Han, J. C.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Lau, SC||Kim, YS||Han, JC

publication date

  • October 1987