Critical heat flux in cooling channels for flow-field probes

Stykes, David M. and Cole, Gregory S. and Staples, Daniel A. and Koşar, Ali and Bergles, Arthur E. (2010) Critical heat flux in cooling channels for flow-field probes. In: 14th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-14), Washington, DC

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Probes (sampling, temperature, pressure) for high-temperature environments, such as gas turbine combustors, can survive only if they are cooled. To keep probe size small, the cooling passages must be microchannels, [O] 100 micrometer internal diameter. For logistical reasons, the length-to-diameter ratio is considerable. Heat fluxes are high, so that boiling occurs even with high velocities. The limiting factor for probe survivability, then, is the critical heat flux (CHF). This paper summarizes an experimental study of CHF in cooling channels that might be used for probes. A CHF correlation for water coolant is developed for design. An orifice at the channel inlet, originally conceived for enhancement, was found to dramatically improve the flow stability and increase the CHF. Pumping power requirements for plain tubes and orificed tubes are also documented.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Paper No. IHTC14-23276
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flow (Dynamics) , Cooling , Channels (Hydraulic engineering), Probes , Critical heat flux
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Mechatronics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Ali Koşar
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 11:09
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:14

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