Heat Transfer Computations of Internal Duct Flows With Combined Hydraulic and Thermal Developing Length
- Hippensteele, S. A.
- May 1997.
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- Towne, C. E., Poinsatte, P. E., and Wang, C. R.
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- This study investigated the Navier-Stokes computations of the surface heat transfer coefficients of a transition duct flow. A transition duct from an axisymmetric cross section to a non-axisymmetric cross section, is usually used to connect the turbine exit to the nozzle. As the gas turbine inlet temperature increases, the transition duct is subjected to the high temperature at the gas turbine exit. The transition duct flow has combined development of hydraulic and thermal entry length. The design of the transition duct required accurate surface heat transfer coefficients. The Navier-Stokes computational method could be used to predict the surface heat transfer coefficients of a transition duct flow. The Proteus three-dimensional Navier-Stokes numerical computational code was used in this study. The code was first studied for the computations of the turbulent developing flow properties within a circular duct and a square duct. The code was then used to compute the turbulent flow properties of a transition duct flow. The computational results of the surface pressure, the skin friction factor, and the surface heat transfer coefficient were described and compared with their values obtained from theoretical analyses or experiments. The comparison showed that the Navier-Stokes computation could predict approximately the surface heat transfer coefficients of a transition duct flow.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19970017403.
Accession ID: 97N19680.
AIAA Paper 97-2486.
Thermophysics Conference; 23-25 Jun. 1997; Atlanta, GA; United States.
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