Impingement cooling flow and heat transfer under acoustic excitations

C. Gau, W. Y. Sheu, C. H. Shen

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Experiments are performed to study (a) slot air jet impingement cooling flow and (b) the heat transfer under acoustic excitations. Both flow visualization and spectral energy evolution measurements along the shear layer are made. The acoustic excitation at either inherent or noninherent frequencies can make the upstream shift for both the most unstable waves and the resulting vortex formation and its subsequent pairing processes. At inherent frequencies the most unstable wave can be amplified, which increases the turbulence intensity in both the shear layer and the core and enhances the heat transfer. Both the turbulence intensity and the heat transfer increase with increasing excitation pressure levels Spi until partial breakdown of the vortex occurs. At noninherent frequencies, however, the most unstable wave can be suppressed, which reduces the turbulence intensity and decreases the heat transfer. Both the turbulence intensity and the heat transfer decreases with increasing Spl, but increases with increasing Spl when the excitation frequency becomes dominant. For excitation at high Reynolds number with either inherent or noninherent frequency, a greater excitation pressure level is needed to cause the enhancement or the reduction in heat transfer. During the experiments, the inherent frequencies selected for excitation are FJ2 and FJ4, the noninherent frequencies are 0.71 Fo 0.75 Fo and 0.8 Fo the acoustic pressure level varies from 70 dB to 100 dB, and the Reynolds number varies from 5500 to 22,000.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-817
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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