Influence of surface heating condition on local heat transfer in enclosed corotating disks with axial throughflow Conference Paper uri icon


  • Local heat transfer in a rotating cavity with axial throughflow was experimentally investigated. The rotating cavity was bounded by two plane disks and a cylindrical rim (shroud). The ratio of the rim span to the disk outer radius was 0.4 and the ratio of the disk inner radius to outer radius was 0.25. This study investigated the effects of axial coolant flow rate, rotation speed, and disk surface heating condition on the local heat transfer coefficient distributions inside the cavity. Three cavity surface heating conditions were tested: case 1 - upstream and downstream disks with radially increasing temperature but colder than rim; case 2 - upstream and downstream disks at uniform temperature but colder than rim; and case 3 - upstream and downstream disks and rim at uniform temperature. The results show that the local heat transfer coefficients for the non-rotating cavity increase with increasing axial flow Reynolds number.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, S. Y., Han, J. C., & Morrison, G. L.

complete list of authors

  • Kim, SY||Han, JC||Morrison, GL

publication date

  • January 1993