DOI: 15, 2021Proceedings Paper

Methods for Measuring and Computing the Adiabatic-Wall Temperature

Tom I-P. ShihJames Peck


For convective heat transfer involving multiple sources of different temperatures in the flow field such as in film cooling, the adiabatic-wall temperature, Tad, is used as the reference temperature to define the heat-transfer coefficient (HTC). Studies based on computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) have always obtained Tad by requiring the cooled or heated surface to be adiabatic. Similarly, most experimental studies that measured Tad have sought to mimic adiabatic wall by using solids with very low thermal conductivity. Other experimental studies have obtained Tad by making two assumptions: (1) Tad at any given point on the cooled or heated surface is independent of the surface temperature, Ts, and the surface heat flux, qs″, at that point and (2) the HTC, had, which equals qs″/(Ts – Tad), depends only on the ratio of qs″ to Ts – Tad. With these two assumptions, measuring qs″ at two different Ts or vice versa at a point yields Tad and had at that point. In this study, CFD simulations, based on steady RANS, were performed to assess the assumptions invoked by CFD and experimental studies that seek to obtain Tad and had. The assessment was made by studying film cooling of a flat plate with an adiabatic wall and with isothermal wall...Continue Reading

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