Heat transfer characteristics of premixed butane/air flame jet impinging on an inclined flat surface

L. L. Dong, Chun Wah Leung, Chun Shun Cheung

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A series of experiments were carried out to determine the heat transfer characteristics of a round, premixed butane/air flame jet impinging upwards on an inclined flat plate, at different angles of incidence. The flame was fixed with an equivalence ratio of 1.0, a Reynolds number of 2500 and a plate-to-nozzle distance of 5d, while the inclination angles chosen for investigation were 57°, 67°, 80° and 90°. It was found that the location of the maximum heat flux point would be shifted away from the geometrical impingement point by reducing the angle of incidence. Decreasing the angle of incidence also enhanced the maximum local heat flux, while reduced the average heat transfer. The present study presented the effect of angle of incidence on the heat transfer characteristics of an impinging butane/air flame jet, which had been rarely reported in previous similar studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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