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dc.creatorChinnock, Paul Scotten_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn line jets are used throughout industry for drying and heat transfer. A simple modification to an in line jet offers significant enhancement of transport properties. The addition of a collar to an in line jet exit introduces an acoustic standing wave and flow fluctuations that need no external input. The new oscillating jet when used for impingement surface transport was labeled the Self-Oscillating Jet Impingement Nozzle. The objectives of this research were to characterize the gains in heat transfer caused by utilizing this nozzle in contrast to standard non-oscillating jets. The study consisted of flow visualization, acoustic measurements and heat transfer testing for many parameters. The parameters included nozzle length, flow rate, collar length, and nozzle-to-surface spacing. A nozzle was designed using previous research analysis. A method of freezing the oscillating flow structures for visualization was developed. The acoustically driven oscillations issuing from the oscillating nozzle caused enhanced vortex shedding from jet shear layers and higher mixing rates. The turbulence level on the impingement surface was greatly increased and a large amplitude unsteady stagnation point location was introduced. Heat transfer test and acoustic mapping were carried out for all the listed parameters. Correlations for frequency were obtained to predict nozzle frequency performance.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectmechanical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor mechanical engineering.en_US
dc.titleA study of the self-oscillating jet impingement nozzleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US engineeringen_US
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