This paper presents a numerical study that characterizes the conjugate heat transfer results of a semi–confined liquid jet impingement on a uniformly heated spinning solid disk of finite thickness and radius. The model covers the entire fluid region including the impinging jet on a flat circular disk and flow spreading out downstream under the confined insulated wall that ultimately gets exposed to a free surface boundary condition. The solution is made under steady state and laminar conditions. The model examines how the heat transfer is affected by adding a secondary rotational flow under semi-confined jet impingement. The study considered various standard materials, namely aluminum, copper, silver, Constantan and silicon; covering a range of flow Reynolds number (220–900), under a broad rotational rate range from 0 to 750 rpm, or Ekman number (7.08×10−5 – ∞), nozzle to target spacing (β = 0.25 – 1.0), disk thicknesses to nozzle diameter ratio (b/dn = 0.25 – 1.67), Prandtl number (1.29 – 124.44) using ammonia (NH3), water (H2O), flouroinert (FC-77) and oil (MIL-7808) as working fluids and solid to fluid thermal conductivity ratio (36.91 – 2222). High thermal conductivity plate materials maintained more uniform and lower interface temperature distributions. Higher Reynolds number increased local heat transfer coefficient reducing the interface temperature difference over the entire wall. Rotational rate increases local heat transfer coefficient under most conditions. These findings are important for the design improvement and control of semi-confined liquid jet impingement under a secondary rotation induced motion.

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