Three-dimensional thermal boundary layer corrections for circular heat flux gauges mounted in a flat plate with a surface temperature discontinuity
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Heat Mass Transf.
convective heat flux gauges; surface temperature discontinuity; three-dimensional thermal boundary layers; CALORIMETERS; Thermodynamics; Engineering, Mechanical; Mechanics
Three-dimensional Navier-Stokes computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been performed in an effort to determine thermal boundary layer correction factors for circular convective heat flux gauges (such as Schmidt-Boelter and plug type) mounted flush in a flat plate subjected to a stepwise surface temperature discontinuity. Turbulent flow solutions with temperature-dependent properties are obtained for a freestream Reynolds number of 1E6, and freestream Mach numbers of 2 and 4. The effect of gauge diameter and the plate surface temperature have been investigated. The 3D CFD results for the heat flux correction factors are compared to quasi-2D results deduced from constant property integral solutions and also 2D CFD analysis with both constant and variable properties. The role of three-dimensionality and of property variations on the heat flux correction factors has been demonstrated. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
"Three-dimensional thermal boundary layer corrections for circular heat flux gauges mounted in a flat plate with a surface temperature discontinuity" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7281.