Pulse Combustion: Impinging Jet Heat Transfer Enhancement1

P. A. Eibeck, J. O. Keller, T. T. Bramlette, D. J. Sailor

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A new method for convective heat transfer enhancement is described. The technique involves the use of a pulse combustor to generate a transient jet that impinges on a flat plate. Enhancements in convective heat transfer of a factor of up to 2.5, compared to a steady impinging jet at approximately the same Reynolds number, have been obtained. Heat transfer data for several experimental configurations are presented. Flow field visualizations and theoretical calculations are used to suggest an enhancement mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-165
Number of pages19
JournalCombustion science and technology
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • augmented heat transfer
  • convection
  • impinging jets
  • pulsed jets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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