Doctoral Dissertations

Author

Li-Kwen Chen

Abstract

"Diesel engines are facing significant challenges with upcoming changes in emissions standards. In general, meeting the increased emission standards will require a larger fraction of the engine heat rejection to occur in the vehicle cooling system. For certain applications, the surface geometry must also be such that it resists particulate fouling, precluding common interrupted surfaces such as louvered fins. Although acceptable continuous surface geometries such as bumped fin geometries are in use, the impacts of changing the parameters of this geometry are unknown. This study investigates the transport characteristics of bumped fins in the transitional flow regime using unsteady multi-dimensional solutions of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Homan, Kelly

Committee Member(s)

Isaac, Kakkattukuzhy M.
Hale, Barbara N.
Crosbie, A. L. (Alfred L.)
Alofs, Darryl J.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Adams Thermal Systems Inc.

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Impact of periodicity length on convective enhancement in bumped channel
  • Impact of corrugation angle on convective enhancement in bumped channel
  • Impact of three-dimensional characteristics on convective enhancement in bumped channel

Pagination

xii, 95 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2008 Li-Kwen Chen, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Diesel motor exhaust gas -- Research
Fluid dynamics -- Computer simulation
Heat -- Transmission
Heat exchangers -- Fluid dynamics
Unsteady flow (Fluid dynamics)

Thesis Number

T 9594

Print OCLC #

746071628

Electronic OCLC #

501179675

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