A series of experimental investigations with stringent measurement methods on the studies related to mixed convection from the horizontally confined extended surfaces with a slot jet impingement have been successfully conducted. The relevant parameters influencing mixed convection performance due to jet impingement and buoyancy include the Grashof number, ratio of jet separation distance to nozzle width, ratio of extended surfaces height to nozzle width and jet Reynolds number. The range of these parameters studied are Grs = 3.77 × 105 – 1.84 × 106, H/W = 1–10, Hs/W = 0.74–3.40 and Re = 63–1383. In the study, the heat transfer behavior on the extended surfaces with confined slot jet impingement such as the temperature distribution, local and average Nusselt numbers on the extended surfaces has been systematically explored. The results manifest that the effect of steady-state Grashof number on heat transfer behavior such as stagnation, local and average Nusselt number is not significant; while the heat transfer performance increases with decreasing jet separation distance or with increasing extended surface height and jet Reynolds number. Besides, two new correlations of local and average Nusselt numbers in terms of H/W, Hs/W and Re are proposed for the cases of extended surfaces. A satisfactory agreement is achieved between the results predicted by these correlations and the experimental data. Finally, a complete composite correlation of steady-state average Nusselt number for mixed convection due to jet impingement and buoyancy is proposed. The comparison of the predictions evaluated by this correlation with all the present experimental data is made. The maximum and average deviations of the predictions from the experimental data are 7.46% and 2.87%, respectively.

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