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Unsteady flow and heat transfer between rotating coaxial disks

Bhattacharyya, S and Pal, A and Nath, G (1996) Unsteady flow and heat transfer between rotating coaxial disks. In: Numerical Heat Transfer Part A-Applications, 30 (5). pp. 519-532.

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A study is made on the flow and heat transfer of a viscous fluid confined between two parallel disks. The disks are allowed to rotate with different time dependent angular velocities, and the upper disk is made to approach the lower one with a constant speed. Numerical solutions of the governing parabolic partial differential equations are obtained through a fourth-order accurate compact finite difference scheme. The normal forces and torques that the fluid exerts on the rotating surfaces are obtained at different nondimensional times for different values of the rate of squeezing and disk angular velocities. The temperature distribution and heat transfer are also investigated in the present analysis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Numerical Heat Transfer Part A-Applications
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 06:14
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2009 06:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/19271

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