Large eddy simulations are performed in a periodic domain of a rotating square duct with normal rib turbulators. Both the Coriolis force as well as the centrifugal buoyancy forces are included in this study. A direct approach is presented for the unsteady calculation of the nondimensional temperature field in the periodic domain. The calculations are performed at a Reynolds number (Re) of 12,500, a rotation number (Ro) of 0.12, and an inlet coolant-to-wall density ratio of 0.13. The predicted time and space-averaged Nusselt numbers are shown to compare satisfactorily with the published experimental data. Time sequences of the vorticity components and the temperature fields are presented to understand the flow physics and the unsteady heat transfer behavior. Large scale coherent structures are seen to play an important role in the mixing and heat transfer. The temperature field appears to contain a low frequency mode that extends beyond a single inter-rib geometric module, and indicates the necessity of using at least two inter-rib modules for streamwise periodicity to be satisfied. Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) of the flowfield indicates a low dimensionality of this system with almost 99% of turbulent energy in the first 80 POD modes.
Large Eddy Simulations of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Ribbed Duct Flows
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received April 3, 2004; revision received, December 8, 2004. Review conducted by: P. M. Ligrani.
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Tyagi, M., and Acharya, S. (May 25, 2005). "Large Eddy Simulations of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Ribbed Duct Flows ." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. May 2005; 127(5): 486–498. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1861924
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