Turbulent heat transfer in a trapezoidal channel with transverse and v-shaped ribs on two opposite walls
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This study investigates the turbulent heat transfer and friction in a trapezoidal channel with opposite walls roughened with transverse and v-shaped ribs. The roughened channel depicts the internal cooling passage of an aerofoil near the trailing edge. The various configurations investigated for this study are smooth channel, channel with 90° transverse ribs and channel with v-shaped ribs angled at 45°. The pitch-toheight ratio (P/e), rib height-to-hydraulic diameter ratio (e/Dh) and the aspect ratio (W/e) were maintained at 12, 0.1906 and 1, respectively. The configuration was tested for Reynolds number ranging from 7,000 to 40,000. The 45° rib was found to produce the maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure loss.
Subramanian, Karthik (2005). Turbulent heat transfer in a trapezoidal channel with transverse and v-shaped ribs on two opposite walls. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from