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Flow induced by an asymmetrically placed disk rotating coaxially inside a cylindrical casing

Khalili, A and Adabala, RR and Rath, HJ (1995) Flow induced by an asymmetrically placed disk rotating coaxially inside a cylindrical casing. In: Acta Mechanica, 113 (1-4). pp. 9-19.

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In this paper, the flow due to a rotating disk non-symmetrically placed with respect to the height of the enclosing stationary cylinder is analyzed numerically. The full Navier-Stokes equations expressed in terms of stream function and vorticity are solved by successive over-relaxation for different disk radii, its distance from the bottom casing and rotational Reynolds numbers. It is observed that the flow pattern is strongly influenced by the size and the position of the disk. When the disk is very close to the top casing and small in radius, there are two regions of different scales and the vortices in the region of small scale are trapped between the disk and the top casing. Further, the variation of the moment coefficient is determined for different positions and sizes of the rotating disk. The calculations shows that the frictional torque increases rapidly, when the disk approaches the top casing. This finding is of importance for the design of vertical rotating disk reactors applied in chemical vapor deposition.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Mechanica
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 07:57
Last Modified: 18 May 2011 07:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37749

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