Convective heat transfer from a vertical cylinder in a high amplitude resonant sound field
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This thesis is part of a continuing study in developing convective heat transfer correlations for a cylinder in a high amplitude zero-mean oscillating flow. The experiment described here utilizes the RTD technique and a steady state heat transfer measurement method with a platinum wire, serving as the test section, positioned across the inner diameter of a cylindrical plexiglass chamber supporting a strong resonant axial acoustic field. Utilizing two different wire diameters of 0.050 mm and 0.127 mm, various pressure ratios, frequencies, and temperature differences, separated flow heat transfer correlations have been developed. This work would find application in the design of heat exchangers for a thermoacoustic engine.