This experiment measures the temperature and the velocity field synchronously in the boundary layer in a rotating smooth, wall-heated channel using hot-wire. The Reynolds number based on the bulk mean velocity and hydraulic diameter is 19000 and the rotation numbers are 0, 0.07, 0.14, 0.21, 0.28 and 0.35. Four streamwise stations (X/D = 4.06, 5.31, 6.56, 7.81) were investigated. To calibrate the parallel-array hot-wire probe, a heating section is added to the original wind tunnel that could only calibrate the hot-wire at room temperature. Different gas temperatures at the outlet could be obtained by changing the heating power of the heating section. The velocity profiles and the temperature profiles are obtained. It can be seen that the viscous sublayer also exists when the wall is heated, thus the viscous sublayer profile method is also valid when the wall is heated. It is found that the velocity profile near the leading side is more sensitive to the change of rotation number and X/D than the velocity profile near the trailing edge. The critical rotation number phenomenon of velocity profile has also been found in present work. By comparing with the previous work without the wall heated, the influence of both kinds of buoyancy under this condition is discussed. Some explanations are given for the experimental results.
Experimental Investigation on Boundary Layer Flow Under the Effect of Temperature Gradient in a Smooth Rotating Channel Using Hot-Wire
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Li, G, Tao, Z, Wu, H, You, R, & Li, H. "Experimental Investigation on Boundary Layer Flow Under the Effect of Temperature Gradient in a Smooth Rotating Channel Using Hot-Wire." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 8B: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. November 9–15, 2018. V08BT10A054. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2018-87183
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