Heat transfer during transient compression: measurements and simulations

Buttsworth, David R. (2002) Heat transfer during transient compression: measurements and simulations. Shock Waves, 12 (1). pp. 87-91. ISSN 0938-1287

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Experiments have been performed to assess the utility of unsteady one-dimensional heat conduction modelling for the calculation of heat losses during a free piston compression process. Heat transfer measurements have been obtained within a gun tunnel barrel using surface junction thermocouple instrumentation. The gun tunnel was operated with a relatively heavy piston such that the shock waves induced by the piston motion were weak. Peak heat transfer values are estimated reasonably well by the unsteady one-dimensional model. However, overall quantitative agreement
between the measurements and calculations has not been achieved at this stage, principally because the development of turbulent heat transport was not properly modelled.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright 2002 Springer Verlag. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: heat transfer measurements; heat transfer modelling; free piston compression
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091502 Computational Heat Transfer
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s00193-002-0140-7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2938

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