Experimental investigation of heat transfer in a packed duct with unequal wall temperatures

Yaşar Demirel

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Wall-to-air forced convective heat transfer has been measured in a rectangular duct with unequal wall temperatures. The measurements were taken for a developing region in laminar flow. A uniform heat flux was supplied to the front wall of the duct. Heat transfer coefficients were measured in the empty and packed duct for various airflow rates and for different diameters of Raschig ring type packings. Measurements indicate that there is a considerable increase in the value of heat transfer coefficient for a packed duct over that for a duct with an empty flow passage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-430
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1989


  • augmentation
  • forced convection measurements
  • packed duct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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