Effect of free stream turbulence on local mass transfer from a circular cylinder

S. Sanitjai, R. J. Goldstein

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Abstract

The effect of free stream turbulence on local mass transfer from a circular cylinder is experimentally investigated for free stream Reynolds number from 3.0 x 104 to 8.3 x 104, turbulence intensity from 0.2% to 23.7% and integral length scale from 0.8 to 6.3 cm. The pattern of mass transfer distribution changes considerably with free stream turbulence. The effect of a splitter plate on local mass transfer is also studied. Information on the flow field near the surface is obtained from flow visualization using an oil/lampblack mixture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2863-2875
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume44
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 2001

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Funding Information:
Support from the Engineering Research Program of the Office of Basic Energy Science at the US Department of Energy and from the Thai Government in the form of a fellowship for S. Sanitjai is gratefully acknowledged.

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