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Fluid flow and mixed convective heat transfer around a semi-circular cylinder at incidence with a tandem downstream square cylinder in cross flow

Sisodia, Surendra Singh and Sarkar, Sandip and Saha, Sandip K (2017) Fluid flow and mixed convective heat transfer around a semi-circular cylinder at incidence with a tandem downstream square cylinder in cross flow. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, 121 . pp. 13-29.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.06.027

Abstract

The present paper presents fluid flow and mixed convective heat transfer characteristics past a semicircular cylinder at incidence with a tandem square cylinder in cross flow. Using air (Pr = 0.71) as an operating medium, numerical simulations are performed for the range of Reynolds numbers, 10 <= Re <= 45 and incidence angles, 0 degrees <= alpha <= 180 degrees. The effect of thermal buoyancy is brought about by varying the Richardson number in the range 0 <= Ri <= 2. The mathematical model is firstly validated with the experimental and numerical results from the literature and found to be in good agreement. The steady separated flow is observed to become unsteady periodic under the superimposed thermal buoyancy. Furthermore, apart from thermal buoyancy effect, angle of incidence is found to play a pivotal role in bringing hydrodynamic instabilities and thereby vortex shedding for such steady mixed convective flows. Functional dependence of drag (C-D), lift (C-L), and moment (C-M) coefficients on the combined influence of alpha and Ri, is explored and analysed in detail. Additionally, other global quantities, such as local and average Nusselt number distribution, Strouhal number (St) are determined with respect to the various ranges of parameters considered in the present investigation. (C) 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER, 23 RUE LINOIS, 75724 PARIS, FRANCE
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 04:53
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 04:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58000

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