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Two-dimensional numerical modeling and solution of convection heat transfer in turbulent He IINumerical schemes are employed to investigate heat transfer in the turbulent flow of He II. FEM is used to solve a set of equations governing the heat transfer and hydrodynamics of He II in the turbulent regime. Numerical results are compared with available experimental data and interpreted in terms of conventional heat transfer parameters such as the Prandtl number, the Peclet number, and the Nusselt number. Within the prescribed Reynolds number domain, the Gorter-Mellink thermal counterflow mechanism becomes less significant, and He II acts like an ordinary fluid. The convection heat transfer characteristics of He II in the highly turbulent regime can be successfully described by using the conventional turbulence and heat transfer theories.
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Zhang, Burt X.
(Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Gardner Cryogenics Dept., Lehigh Valley, PA, United States)
Karr, Gerald R.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, United States)
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August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
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Publication: In: Advances in cryogenic engineering. Vol. 37A - Proceedings of the 1991 Cryogenic Engineering Conference, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, June 11-14, 1991 (A93-48578 20-37)
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Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer
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