Experiments are performed to study slot air jet impingement cooling flow and the heat transfer along triangular rib-roughened walls. Both flow visualization and local heat transfer measurements along the ribbed wall are made. The effect of different rib protrusions (heights) on the impinging flow and heat transfer along the wall is studied, which is achieved by using different sizes of nozzles. Two different ribbed walls with different rib pitches are selected which have a rib pitch-to-height ratio of 2 and 4, respectively. The widely opened cavity between neighboring ribs make more intense transport of momentum between the wall jet and cavity flow so that recirculation cell in the cavity is hardly observed. This leads to a higher heat transfer around the cavity wall than in the case with rectangular ribs. However, in the region of laminar wall jet, a number of air bubbles enclosing the cavities are formed which prevent penetration of the wall jet into the cavities. This leads to a significant reduction in the heat transfer. The geometric shape of the triangular ribs is more effective in rebounding the wall jet away from the wall than in the case with rectangular ribs. The rebound of the jet away from the wall causes a significant reduction in the heat transfer. A comparison and correlations of the stagnating point Nusselt number under different conditions are presented and discussed. During the experiments, the Reynolds number varies from 2500 to 11,000, the slot width-to-rib height ratio from 1.17 to 6.67, and nozzle-to-plate spacing from 2 to 16. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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