Subramanian, Karthik (2005-12). Turbulent heat transfer in a trapezoidal channel with transverse and v-shaped ribs on two opposite walls. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon

abstract

  • This study investigates the turbulent heat transfer and friction in a trapezoidal channel with opposite walls roughened with transverse and v-shaped ribs. The roughened channel depicts the internal cooling passage of an aerofoil near the trailing edge. The various configurations investigated for this study are smooth channel, channel with 90? transverse ribs and channel with v-shaped ribs angled at 45?. The pitch-toheight ratio (P/e), rib height-to-hydraulic diameter ratio (e/Dh) and the aspect ratio (W/e) were maintained at 12, 0.1906 and 1, respectively. The configuration was tested for Reynolds number ranging from 7,000 to 40,000. The 45? rib was found to produce the maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure loss.
  • This study investigates the turbulent heat transfer and friction in a trapezoidal
    channel with opposite walls roughened with transverse and v-shaped ribs. The
    roughened channel depicts the internal cooling passage of an aerofoil near the trailing
    edge. The various configurations investigated for this study are smooth channel, channel
    with 90? transverse ribs and channel with v-shaped ribs angled at 45?. The pitch-toheight
    ratio (P/e), rib height-to-hydraulic diameter ratio (e/Dh) and the aspect ratio (W/e)
    were maintained at 12, 0.1906 and 1, respectively. The configuration was tested for
    Reynolds number ranging from 7,000 to 40,000. The 45? rib was found to produce the
    maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure loss.

publication date

  • December 2005