Flow and heat transfer in a liquid film flowing over the surface of a rotating disk was analyzed by integral technique. The integral analysis includes the prediction of the hydraulic jump and its effects on heat transfer. The results of this analysis are compared to the earlier results that did not include this effect. At low inlet Reynolds numbers and high Rossby numbers, corresponding to low film inertia and low rotation rates, respectively, a hydraulic jump appears on the disk surface. The location of the jump and the liquid film height at this location are predicted. A scaling analysis of the equations governing the film thickness provided a semi-empirical expression for these quantities that was found to be in very good agreement with numerical results. Heat transfer analysis shows that the Nusselt numbers for both constant disk surface temperature and constant disk surface heat flux boundary conditions are lowered in the vicinity of the hydraulic jump due to the thickened liquid film. This effect can be more pronounced for the constant heat flux case depending on the location of the hydraulic jump. The Nusselt number exhibits a turning point at the jump location and can have higher values downstream of the hydraulic jump compared to those obtained from the analysis that does not include the gravitational effects.
Effect of Hydraulic Jump on Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer in a Thin Liquid Film Flowing Over a Rotating Disk Analyzed by Integral Method
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Basu, S., and Cetegen, B. M. (June 26, 2006). "Effect of Hydraulic Jump on Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer in a Thin Liquid Film Flowing Over a Rotating Disk Analyzed by Integral Method." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. May 2007; 129(5): 657–663. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2712854
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