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Fourth International Conference On Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering -ACSM 2016

Schlieren Visualization of Water Natural Convection in a Vertical Ribbed Channel

Author(s) : GIOVANNI TANDA , MARCO FOSSA , MARIO MISALE

Abstract

Schlieren techniques are valuable tools for the qualitative and quantitative visualizations of flows in a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines. In this work, a schlieren technique is applied to visualize the buoyancy-induced flow inside vertical ribbed channels using water as convective fluid. The test section consists of a vertical plate made of two thin sheets of chrome-plated copper with a foil heater sandwiched between them; the external sides of the plate are roughened with transverse, square-cross-sectioned ribs. Results include flow schlieren visualizations and reconstruction of the local heat transfer coefficient distribution along the ribbed surface.

Conference Title : Fourth International Conference On Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering -ACSM 2016
Conference Date(s) : 07-08 May 2016
Place : Hotel Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
No fo Author(s) : 3
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-096-5-08
Page(s) : 1 - 5
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-096-5
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