Chatterjee, Dipankar and Mondal, Bittagopal (2012) Forced Convection Heat Transfer from Tandem Square Cylinders for Various Spacing Ratios. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, 61. pp. 381-400. ISSN 1040-7782

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This article presents a two-dimensional numerical study on the fluid flow and forced convection heat transfer around two equal isothermal square cylinders placed in a tandem arrangement and subjected to the cross flow of a Newtonian fluid at low Reynolds numbers. The spacing between the cylinders is varied by changing the gap to cylinder size ratio as S/d=1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10. 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 PISO algorithm based finite volume solver in a collocated grid system. The Reynolds number is considered in the range 50�Re�150 and the Prandtl number is chosen constant as 0.71. The instantaneous vorticity and isotherm patterns are presented and discussed at various Reynolds numbers and spacing ratios for the flow and thermal transport visualization. The critical spacing ratios are predicted for the above range of Re. Additionally, the global flow and heat transfer quantities such as the overall drag and lift coefficients, local and surface average Nusselt numbers, and Strouhal number are calculated and discussed for various Reynolds numbers and spacing ratios.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Low Reynolds number flows
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 05:04
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 05:04

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