Jet impingement cooling of a convex semi-cylindrical surface

Cristina Cornaro, Amy S. Fleischer, Michael Rounds, Richard J. Goldstein

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Liquid crystals are used to investigate the effect of high relative curvature on surface heat transfer for a round air jet impinging perpendicularly on a semicylindrical convex surface. The relative curvature, (d/D), is varied by changing the jet tube diameter for the same surface diameter. Relative curvature varies from 0.18-0.38. The effects of relative curvature, Reynolds number and jet exit-to-surface spacing are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)890-898
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Thermal Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001

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Funding Information:
Support by the Engineering Research Program of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the Department of Energy is gratefully acknowledged.


  • Curved surfaces
  • Impingement heat transfer
  • Jet impingement
  • Jets
  • Liquid crystals


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