An experimental study of flow and heat transfer in parallel-plate arrays: Local, row-by-row and surface average behavior

N. C. Dejong, A. M. Jacobi

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Abstract

Detailed observations of flow through large arrays of flat plates are used with mass transfer experiments to explore the convective behavior in offset-strip geometries. Unique local data for individual plates in the array are obtained using the naphthalene sublimation technique. With the flow visualization results, these local data reveal the effects of boundary-layer growth and vortex shedding in the array. Row-by-row data are used to determine the onset of shedding within the array. Surface average results are presented and show the relative contributions to heat transfer of boundary-layer restarting and vortex shedding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1365-1378
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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