Design and qualification of an experimental facility for performing fluid mechanics and heat transfer measurements in a turbulent channel flow over a two-dimensional obstacle

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278246
Title:
Design and qualification of an experimental facility for performing fluid mechanics and heat transfer measurements in a turbulent channel flow over a two-dimensional obstacle
Author:
Banaszynski, Kurt Alan, 1966-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A facility was designed to perform detailed fluid mechanics and heat transfer experiments in a turbulent channel flow over a two-dimensional obstacle. This document describes the design and fabrication of the air delivery system and uniform heat flux surface. The wind tunnel consists of a plenum section with 6,36 Mesh screens and 4cm long honeycomb, a 6.0 ratio contraction 1.1 8m in length, and a 2.64m long test section with plexiglas test surfaces. The uniform heat transfer surface was designed to be interchangeable with either floor of the test section and consists of eleven panels each instrumented with a heater and thermocouples; 21 to measure surface temperature and 3 to gauge heat losses. The heaters are controlled independently allowing a variety of heating configurations. Both hydrodynamic and heat transfer test surfaces can accommodate a fence of varied thickness and height. The instrumentation necessary to perform measurement and equipment control was assembled and proved to operate properly. Investigations of facility characteristics were performed. These results illustrate areas in which improvements can be achieved with further work, however, in general the system operates as intended.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Aerospace.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ortega, Alfonso

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDesign and qualification of an experimental facility for performing fluid mechanics and heat transfer measurements in a turbulent channel flow over a two-dimensional obstacleen_US
dc.creatorBanaszynski, Kurt Alan, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBanaszynski, Kurt Alan, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA facility was designed to perform detailed fluid mechanics and heat transfer experiments in a turbulent channel flow over a two-dimensional obstacle. This document describes the design and fabrication of the air delivery system and uniform heat flux surface. The wind tunnel consists of a plenum section with 6,36 Mesh screens and 4cm long honeycomb, a 6.0 ratio contraction 1.1 8m in length, and a 2.64m long test section with plexiglas test surfaces. The uniform heat transfer surface was designed to be interchangeable with either floor of the test section and consists of eleven panels each instrumented with a heater and thermocouples; 21 to measure surface temperature and 3 to gauge heat losses. The heaters are controlled independently allowing a variety of heating configurations. Both hydrodynamic and heat transfer test surfaces can accommodate a fence of varied thickness and height. The instrumentation necessary to perform measurement and equipment control was assembled and proved to operate properly. Investigations of facility characteristics were performed. These results illustrate areas in which improvements can be achieved with further work, however, in general the system operates as intended.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Aerospace.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorOrtega, Alfonsoen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351330en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26868416en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.