Design, construction and initial testing of experimental test package for convective spray cooling in terrestrial gravity conditions
Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
John M. Kuhlman.
The design and construction of an apparatus for spray cooling tests was completed to better understand the effects of spray cooling with different geometries at varied flow rates and different spray orientations. Three different geometries were studied at four different spray volumetric flow rates varying from 9.3 GPH to 4.6 GPH. At each spray flow rate the heat flux of the small heated pedestal located in the spray chamber was increased from 5 W/cm2 to 32.24 W/cm2. During these tests the spray orientation was changed from a vertical downward spray to a horizontal spray. The convective heat transfer coefficient and preliminary flow visualizations were completed to evaluate the cooling efficiency of sprays.
Hunnell, Charles Andy, "Design, construction and initial testing of experimental test package for convective spray cooling in terrestrial gravity conditions" (2005). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1599.