Masters Theses

Abstract

"Enhanced convective heat transfer surfaces have been a subject of interest for quite some time. Many different methods have been used to increase the amount of heat transfered from a surface. However, nearly all surface enhancement methods come with a price, frictional losses. This thesis studies the use of enhanced convective heat transfer surfaces on air fins in the laminar, transitional, and turbulent flow regimes with emphasis on the transitional regime. A major goal of this thesis is to further the understanding of the influence of an enhanced wall geometry on the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. Causing the flow to transition at a lower Reynolds number is typically a desirable effect because heat transfer from the surface is increased with a relatively small frictional loss increase"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Homan, Kelly

Committee Member(s)

Isaac, Kakkattukuzhy M.
Crosbie, A. L. (Alfred L.)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Adams Thermal Systems Inc.

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2007

Pagination

xvi, 95 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-47).

Rights

© 2007 Stephen J. D. Rucker, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Heat -- Convection
Heat -- Transmission
Surfaces (Technology)

Thesis Number

T 9237

Print OCLC #

233636954

Electronic OCLC #

182624517

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