Chatterjee, Dipankar and Mondal, Bittagopal (2013) Unsteady mixed convection heat transfer from tandem square cylinders in cross flow at low Reynolds numbers. Heat Mass Transfer, 49. pp. 907-920.

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A two-dimensional numerical study is carried out to understand the influence of cross buoyancy on the vortex shedding processes behind two equal isothermal square cylinders placed in a tandem arrangement at low Reynolds numbers. The spacing between the cylinders is fixed with five widths of the cylinder dimension. The flow is considered in an unbounded medium, however, fictitious confining boundaries are chosen to make the problem computationally feasible. Numerical calculations are performed by using a finite volume method based on the PISO algorithm in a collocated grid system. The range of Reynolds number is chosen to be 50–150. The flow is unsteady laminar and two-dimensional in this Reynolds number range. The mixed convection effect is studied for Richardson number range of 0–2 and the Prandtl number is chosen constant as 0.71. The effect of superimposed thermal buoyancy on flow and isotherm patterns are presented and discussed. The global flow and heat transfer quantities such as overall drag and lift coefficients, local and surface average Nusselt numbers and Strouhal number are calculated and discussed for various Reynolds and Richardson numbers.

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

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