Chatterjee, Dipankar and Mondal, Bittagopal and Halder, Pabitra (2013) Unsteady Forced Convection Heat Transfer Over a Semicircular Cylinder at Low Reynolds Numbers. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, 63. pp. 411-429. ISSN 1040-7782

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An unsteady two-dimensional numerical simulation is performed to investigate the laminar forced convection heat transfer for flow past a semicircular cylinder in an unconfined medium. The Reynolds number considered in this study ranges from 50 to 150 with a fixed Prandtl number (Pr=0.71). Two different configurations of the semicircular cylinder are considered; one when the curved surface facing the flow and the other when the flat surface facing the flow. Fictitious confining boundaries are chosen on the lateral sides of the computational domain that makes the blockage ratio B=5% in order to make the problem computationally feasible. A finite volume-based technique is used for the numerical computation. The flow and heat transfer characteristics are analyzed with the streamline and isotherm patterns at various Reynolds numbers. The dimensionless frequency of vortex shedding (Strouhal number), drag coefficient, and Nusselt numbers are presented and discussed. Substantial differences in the global flow and heat transfer quantities are observed for the two different configurations of the obstacle chosen in the study. It is observed that the heat transfer rate is enhanced substantially when the curved surface is facing the flow in comparison to the case when the flat surface is facing the flow.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Heat transfer
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 11:51

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