Title

Developing Turbulent Forced Convection in Two-Dimensional Duct

Abstract

Developing turbulent forced convection flow in a two-dimensional duct is simulated for Reynolds numbers ranging from 4560 to 12,000. Simultaneously developing velocity and temperature distributions are reported by treating the inlet flow as isothermal with uniform velocity profile. The walls are supplied with uniform heat flux. Distributions of the streamwise and the transverse velocity components exhibit a maximum near the walls, but not at the center of the duct, in the developing region of the flow. The friction coefficient and the Nusselt number do not reach the fully developed values monotonously, and a minimum in their distributions appears in the developing region. Some results are compared with the available data, and very favorable comparisons are obtained.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Convection; Heat Flux; Isothermal; Reynolds; Turbulent

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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