Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Turbulent Heat Transfer for Pipe Flow with Prescribed Fluxes at Walls and Uniform Heat Sources in the Stream

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-1974

Abstract

Turbulent heat transfer from fluid with internal heat generation has recetnly deceived considerable attention. This areas of study is significant in the design of fluid-fueled nuclear reactors, electromagnetic pumps, flow meters, and some chemical process equipment. The problem of turbulent generating flow was first investigated by Poppendiek and further studied by others.All of the earlier theoretical analyses in this field have been based on the classical eddy diffusicity model. However, this approach leads to exact solutions for the heat transfer coefficient or wall temperature that are too involved for engineering computations. In the present work, the same problem will be attacked by a different approach which makes use of the principle of surface renewal: emphasis will be places on moderate Prandel numbers

Publication Title

Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume

96

Issue

3

First Page

430

Last Page

431