Forced convection in a square duct with a wavy wall

H. Shmueli, G. Ziskind, R. Letan

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Abstract

In the present study, turbulent flow and heat transfer in a square duct with a heated wavy wall are investigated numerically using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES). A thorough validation of the numerical approach is done versus the existing results for both flat-wall square ducts and wavywall channels. It is demonstrated that a very good agreement is achieved with the literature in terms of global and local flow and heat transfer parameters. Heated wavy surfaces of various amplitudes are explored. The results are compared with those for a completely flat duct in terms of the friction factor and Nusselt number. It is shown that the friction factor increases practically linearly with the wave amplitude. On the other hand, the Nusselt number, averaged over the entire duct length, increases more steeply for the relatively small wave amplitude, but almost reaches a plateau for a further increase in the amplitude

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 201319 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period14/07/1319/07/13

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