The experimental work presented in this paper relates to the local convective heat transfer on the rotor surface in the airgap of a discoidal rotor stator system. The stator used in these experiments is a multiperforated disk in which an air suction due to the rotation of the rotor comes through and enters the airgap. A thermal balance equation was used to identify the local convective heat transfer coefficient, with temperatures as boundary conditions, which have been measured by infrared thermography. The influence of the suctions is discussed for an interdisk dimensionless spacing interval ranging from 0.01 to 0.16 and for Re between 129,000 and 516,000. Results are compared with precedent studies in which we obtained Nusselt numbers with a closed rotor stator system in which stator is a full disk and a rotor stator system with one hole at the stator center. It is shown that multiperforated stator can or cannot improve the rotor cooling, depending on and Re.
Convective Heat Transfer in a Rotor Stator System Air Gap With Multiple Suctions of Fluid Through the Stator
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Pellé, J., and Harmand, S. (April 4, 2011). "Convective Heat Transfer in a Rotor Stator System Air Gap With Multiple Suctions of Fluid Through the Stator." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. July 2011; 133(7): 071707. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003606
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