Analysis of pulse heating on a fluid-cooled surface for fluid shear stress

Kevin D. Cole

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This paper is a report of an improved heat transfer model for rapid temperature variations caused by pulse heating of fluid-cooled surfaces, with application to fluid shear-stress measurement. The key improvement is the use of a fully-transient treatment of the heat transfer in the fluid flow as part of a combined convection-conduction model. Surface-temperature results are presented for several fluid/solid combinations for a two-dimensional heater located on the fluid-solid interface. A sensitivity study suggests that pulse heating may be better than steady heating for measurement of fluid shear stress, and that measurements downstream of the heater may also be important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)079183638X, 9780791836385
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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