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Ramp heating in high-speed transient thermal measurement with reduced uncertainty

Ma, H., Wang, Z., Wang, L. , Zhang, Q., Yang, Z. & Bao, Y. (2016). Ramp heating in high-speed transient thermal measurement with reduced uncertainty. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 32(5), pp. 1190-1198. doi: 10.2514/1.b35803


The uncertainty associated with the convective heat transfer coefficient obtainedintransient thermal measurement is often high, especially in high-speed flow. The present study demonstrates that the experimental accuracy could be much improved by an actively controlled ramp heating instead of the conventional step-heating approach. A general design guideline for the proposed ramp-heating method is derived theoretically and further demonstrated by simulation cases. This paper also presents a detailed experimental study for transonic turbine blade-tip heat transfer. A repeatable, high-resolution tip heat transfer coefficient contour is obtained through transient infrared measurement with the proposed ramp-heating method. Detailed uncertainty analysis shows that the resulting heat transfer coefficient uncertainty level is much lower than the experimental data currently available in the open literature. The ramp-heating approach is especially recommended to the high-speed heat transfer experimental research community to improve the accuracy of the transient thermal measurement technique.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Published in Journal of Propulsion and Power, available here:
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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