Heat Transfer on a Flat Surface Under a Region of Turbulent Separation

[+] Author and Article Information
R. B. Rivir

Wright Laboratories, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

J. P. Johnston, J. K. Eaton

Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Turbomach 116(1), 57-62 (Jan 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2928278 History: Received February 17, 1992; Online June 09, 2008


Fluid dynamics and heat transfer measurements were performed for a separation bubble formed on a smooth, flat, constant-heat-flux plate. The separation was induced by an adverse pressure gradient created by deflection of the opposite wall of the wind tunnel. The heat transfer rate was found to decline monotonically approaching the separation point and reach a broad minimum approximately 60 percent below zero-pressure-gradient levels. The heat transfer rate increased rapidly approaching reattachment with a peak occurring slightly downstream of the mean reattachment point. The opposite wall shape was varied to reduce the applied adverse pressure gradient. The heat transfer results were similar as long as the pressure gradient was sufficient to cause full separation of the boundary layer.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In