Vibration Effects on Convective Heat Transfer in a Cryogen-Filled Enclosure

  • C. T. Carley
  • C. J. Bell
  • R. E. Forbes
  • G. V. Smith
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 16)


The effect of vibration upon heat-transfer rates in both forced and free convection has been studied extensively for geometries including thin wires, cylinders, annuli, and flat plates [1–9]. A recent paper by Forbes, et al. [10] reported that free convective heat-transfer rates across a rectangular enclosure filled with water may be increased by as much as 50% in the neighborhood of certain resonant frequencies of the system. They found that the resonant frequency range at which the maximum effect on heat-transfer rates occurred could be experimentally determined by placing a pressure transducer at one end of the fluid column and recording the maximum oscillating pressure level as a function of frequency for a fixed acceleration input. This method was suggested by Schoenhals and Overcamp [11] in their studies of bubble formation in vibrated fluid columns. There have been no known reports in the literature of investigations into the effect of vibration on enclosures filled with a cryogen.


Heat Transfer Nusselt Number Convective Heat Transfer Test Cell Liquid Column 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. T. Carley
    • 1
  • C. J. Bell
    • 1
  • R. E. Forbes
    • 1
  • G. V. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Mississippi State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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