Conjugated heat transfer from a hot-film probe for transient air flow

K. D. Cole, J. V. Beck

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A numerical heat transfer model of a flush-mounted hot-film probe is presented for transient airflow. The model geometry involves simultaneous heat flow in both the air and the adjacent slab wall. Two cases are considered, steady laminar flow and laminar flow with a low-frequency oscillating component. In the steady-flow case, the numerical results compare favorably with steady calibration data from the literature. In the unsteady flow case, transfer function results are consistent with literature experimental data. In both cases, agreement with the literature data is obtained by calibrating the numerical model at zero flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-296
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Forced convection
  • Transient and unsteady heat transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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