Effects of Nozzle-Inlet Chamfering on Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in Confined Air Jet Impingement
L. A. Brignoni and S. V. Garimella, “Effects of Nozzle-Inlet Chamfering on Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in Confined Air Jet Impingement,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 1133-1139, 2000.
The effect of changing the nozzle geometry on the pressure drop and local heat transfer distribution in confined air jet impingement on a small heat source was experimentally investigated. Heat transfer and pressure drop measurements obtained with chamfered nozzles were compared to those obtained with a square-edged (non-chamfered) nozzle of the same diameter for different turbulent Reynolds numbers in the range of 5000±20,000, nozzle-to-target spacings, chamfer angles and chamfer lengths. The ratio of average heat transfer coefficient to pressure drop was enhanced by as much as 30.8% as a result of chamfering the nozzle, with narrow chamfering providing the better performance.
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