An experimental study on heat transfer characteristics with turbulent swirling flow using uniform heat flux in a cylindrical annuli
ABSTRACT An experimental study was performed to investigate heat transfer characteristics of turbulent swirling flow in an axisymmetric
annuli. The static pressure, the local flow temperature, and the wall temperature with decaying swirl were measured by using
tangential inlet conditions and the friction factor and the local Nusselt number were calculated for Re=30000-70000. The local
Nusselt number was compared with that obtained from the Dittus-Boelter equation with swirl and without swirl. The results
showed that the swirl enhances the heat transfer at the inlet and the outlet of the test tube.