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Simulation of the impinging liquid jet cooling process of a flat plate

Paul Stark (Foundation Institute for Materials Science (IWT), Bremen, Germany)
Udo Fritsching (Foundation Institute for Materials Science (IWT), Bremen, Germany)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a numerical model to simulate the flow field as well as the conjugate heat transfer during unsteady cooling of a flat plate with a single submerged water jet. At wall temperatures above the liquid boiling point, the vapor formation process and the interaction of the vapor phase with the developing jet-flow field are included.

Design/methodology/approach

The time-dependent flow and temperature distribution during all occurring boiling phases as well as the local and temporal distribution of the heat transfer coefficient on a flat plate can be simulated.

Findings

The influence of the liquid jet flow rate (10,800=Re_d=32,400) and the nozzle distance to the plate (4=H/d=20) on the transient cooling process are analyzed. This includes the time-dependant positions of the transition regions between the boiling phases on the plate as well as the temperatures at these transition regions. Additionally, the local heat transfer rates are a direct result of the unsteady cooling simulation.

Originality/value

A single model approach is developed and utilized to simulate the unsteady cooling process of a flat plate with an impinging water jet including all occurring boiling phases.

Keywords

Citation

Stark, P. and Fritsching, U. (2015), "Simulation of the impinging liquid jet cooling process of a flat plate", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 153-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-04-2013-0151

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