Abstract

Steady state experimental work has been carried out to compare a conventional single jet of diameter 12.7mm with a swirling impinging jet. In this study swirl inserts with three different twist ratios 3, 4.5 and 6 were used to induce the swirling motion to the working fluid. The Reynolds number based on conventional impinging jet’s diameter is varied from 10000 to 16000. It is observed that with increase in twist ratio, the average heat transfer enhancement is reduced. However, with higher twist ratios more uniform distribution of heat transfer enhancement is observed.

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