DNS on turbulent heat transfer of viscoelastic fluid flow in a plane channel with transverse rectangular orifices
by Takahiro Tsukahara; Tomohiro Kawase; Yasuo Kawaguchi
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal (PCFD), Vol. 13, No. 3/4, 2013

Abstract: Heat-transfer characteristics of a viscoelastic turbulence past rectangular orifices were investigated in the context of the reduction effects of fluid elasticity on drag and heat transfer. To simulate the fully-developed channel flow through transverse orifices located periodically at intervals of 6.4 times channel height, we imposed periodic conditions at the upstream and downstream boundaries. To discuss the dissimilarity between the velocity and thermal fields, the molecular Prandtl number was set to be 1.0 and any temperature dependence of the fluid and rheological properties was not considered. In the present condition, the ratio of the reduction rates in drag and heat transfer was found to be 2.8:1.0, revealing that the present flow configuration is better than a smooth channel for avoiding the heat-transfer reduction. This phenomenon was attributed to the sustainment of the quasi-streamwise vortex downstream of the reattachment point despite the absence of strong spanwise vortices emanating from the orifice edge in the viscoelastic fluid. The longitudinal vortices behind the reattachment point caused a high turbulent heat flux and increased the local Nusselt number.

Online publication date: Thu, 31-Oct-2013

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