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A study on the heat transfer characteristics of swirling flow in a circular sectioned bend with uniform heat flux
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 Title & Authors
A study on the heat transfer characteristics of swirling flow in a circular sectioned bend with uniform heat flux
Lee, Sang-Bae; Gwon, Gi-Rin; Jang, Tae-Hyeon;
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 Abstract
An experiment was performed to local heat transfer coefficient and Nusselt number in the circular duct of 180.deg. bend for Re=6*10, 8*10 and 1*10 at swirling flow and non-swirling flow conditions. The test tube with circular section was made by stainless which has curvature ratio 9.4. The wall of test tube was heated directly by electrical power to 3.51 kw and swirling motion of air was produced by a tangential inlet to the pipe axis at the 180 degree. Measurements of local wall temperatures and bulk mean temperature of air are made at four circumferential positions in the 16 stations. The wall temperatures show particularly reduced distribution curve at bend for non-swirling flow but this effect does not appear for swirling flow. Nusselt number distributions for swirling flow which was calculated from the measured wall and bulk temperatures were higher than that of non-swirling flow. Average Nusselt number of swirling flow increased about 90 ~ 100% than that of non-swirling flow whole through the test tube. The Nu/N values at the station of 90.deg. for non-swirling flow and swirling flow are respectively about 2.5 and 4.8 at Re=6*10. Also that is good agreement with Said's result for non-swirling flow. flow.
 Keywords
Swirling Flow;Non Swirling Flow;Swirl Chamber;Swirl Generator;Wall Temperature;Bulk Temperature;Uniform Heating;
 Language
Korean
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