Forced convection transient heat transfer coefficients were measured for helium gas and carbon dioxide gas flowing over a twisted heater due to exponentially increasing heat input (Q0exp(t/τ)). The twisted platinum plate with a thickness of 0.1 mm was used as test heater and heated by electric current. The heat generation rate was exponentially increased with a function of Q0exp(t/τ). The gas flow velocities ranged from 1 to 10 m/s, the gas temperatures ranged from 313 to 353 K, and the periods of heat generation rate ranged from 46 ms to 17 s. The surface temperature difference and heat flux increase exponentially as the heat generation rate increases with the exponential function. Transient heat transfer coefficients increase with increasing gas flow velocity. The geometric effect of twisted heater in this study shows an enhancement on the heat transfer coefficient. Empirical correlation for quasi-steady-state heat transfer was obtained based on the experimental data. The data for heat transfer coefficient were compared with those reported in authors’ previous paper.

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