Systematic experimentation was carried out on forced convection heat transfer apparatus under varying non-linear flow conditions to understand the energy transfer as heat, with the purpose of enhancing performance of numerous engineering applications.

Plate orientations, types of enclosures (solid, meshed, perforated), flow velocity variations etc. are taken as governing parameters to effect convective heat transfer phenomenon which is perceived as deviations in value of heat transfer coefficient. RV zonal system is utilized to simplify the fundamental understanding of heat transfer coefficient variation with surface orientation under varying flow field. The objectives of this work are as follows:

1) To establish relative effectiveness of forced convective heat transfer under varying flow field.

2) To investigate the implications of varying shapes and sizes of perforations on confined forced convective heat transfer.

To understand the controlling mechanism and role of key controlling parameters.

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