|Title:||Mixed convection flow and heat transfer across a square cylinder under the influence of aiding buoyancy at low Reynolds numbers|
Dhiman, Amit KumarK.
|Published in:||International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Abstract:||In this paper, mixed convection flow and heat transfer around a long cylinder of square cross-section under the influence of aiding buoyancy are investigated in the vertical unconfined configuration (Reynolds number, Re = 1-40 and Richardson number, Ri = 0-1). The semi-explicit finite volume method implemented on the collocated grid arrangement is used to solve the governing equations along with the appropriate boundary conditions. The onset of flow separation occurs between Re = 1-2, between Re = 2-3 and between Re = 3-4 for Ri = 0, 0.5 and 1, respectively. The flow is found to be steady for the range of conditions studied here. The friction, pressure and total drag coefficients are found to increase with Richardson number, i.e., as the influence of aiding buoyancy increases drag coefficients increase at the constant value of the Reynolds number. The temperature field around the obstacle is presented by isotherm contours at the Prandtl number of 0.7 (air). The local and average Nusselt numbers are calculated to give a detailed study of heat transfer over each surface of the square cylinder and an overall heat transfer rate and it is found that heat transfer increases with increase in Reynolds number and/or Richardson number. The simple expressions for the wake length and average cylinder Nusselt number are obtained for the range of conditions covered in this work. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Citation:||International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2012), 55(44084): 2601-2614|
|Author Scopus IDs:||57192806754|
|Author Affiliations:||Sharma, N., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India|
Dhiman, A.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Kumar, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
|Corresponding Author:||Dhiman, A.K.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India; email: email@example.com|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Publications [CH]|
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