Title page for ETD etd-08032007-142143
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||Lewis, Douglas J.
||An experimental investigation of heat transfer in three-dimensional and separating turbulent boundary layers
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- heat transfer
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The turbulence structure of convective heat transfer was studied experimentally
in complex three-dimensional and separating turbulent boundary layers. Three test cases
whose fluid dynamics have been well documented were examined. In case 1, time- and
spatially-resolved surface heat transfer was measured in the nose region of a wing-body
junction formed by a wing and a flat plate. Both the wing and the endwall were heated
and held at a constant uniform temperature 20 °C above ambient temperature. Heat flux
rates were increased up to a factor of 3 over the heat flux rates in the approach boundary
layer. The rms of the heat flux fluctuations were as high as 25% of the mean heat flux
in the vortex-dominated nose region. Away from the wing, upstream of the time-averaged
vortex center, augmentation in the heat flux is due to increased turbulent mixing caused
by large-scale unsteadiness of the vortex. Adjacent to the wing the augmentation in heat
flux is due to a change in the mean velocity field.
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