The structure of a jet flow formed by the combustion products of conical propane-air flame and impinging onto a normally oriented flat cooled surface is studied experimentally. The velocity field is measured by the particle image velocimetry technique. Based on the non-intrusive measurements, formation of a recirculation zone in the flow between the flame cone and surface has been detected for the first time. Mechanism for the observed phenomenon is proposed. Presence of the low-intensity recirculation bubble on the jet axis can explain the effect of a heat transfer decrease near the stagnation point on the surface, observed in the previous studies.
- convective heat transfer
- impinging jet