Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Convective Heat Transfer Between Water and Wood Cylinders


  • Frank Lam
  • Stavros Avramidis
  • George Lee


Ultrasound, heat transfer, cylinders


A study has been conducted to examine the effect of ultrasonic vibration on convective heat transfer of wooden cylinders. Forty fully saturated and air-dried cylindrical wood specimens were partially submerged in a heated water bath of 59.8 C (with and without ultrasound). The temperature versus time relationship at the center of the cylinders was monitored. Results indicate that ultrasound significantly influenced the heat transfer to wooden cylinders.


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