The jet impingement cooling is always preferred over the other cooling methods due to its high heat removal capability. However, rapid quenching may lead to the formation of cracks and poor ductility to the quenched surface. Mist jet impingement cooling offers an alternative method to uncontrolled rapid cooling, particularly in steel and electronic industries. In mist cooling, the droplets are atomized by compressed air. Experiments are performed under transient conditions using two full-cone spray nozzles (Lechler Pneumatic atomizing nozzle 136.115.xx.A2 and 136.134.xx.A2) to study the effect of subcooling and nozzle diameter on surface heat flux. The hot surface used for the experiment is a stainless steel foil (AISI-304) of thickness 0.15mm. The initial surface temperature of the plate is maintained at 500±10°C with the help of an AC transformer. Infrared thermal image camera (A655sc, FLIR System) is used for data estimation. The IR camera and the nozzle are positioned on either side of the plate. The variation in surface temperature has been acquired at 8 different spatial points. It has been observed that that as we move away from the stagnation point then irrespective of air and water flow rates surface heat flux decreases. The maximum surface heat flux obtained at the stagnation point. With the increase in diameter surface heat flux increases irrespective of pressure values. The correlation between qm/qstag experimental and predicted values has been shown.

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