A numerical study of forced convection from an isothermal cylinder performing rotational oscillations in a uniform stream

H. V.R. Mittal, Qasem M. Al-Mdallal

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Abstract

Forced convection from a heated rotationally oscillating circular cylinder placed in a uniform cross flow of constant properties fluid is investigated. The two-dimensional governing equations of flow motion and energy are solved numerically on non-uniform polar grids using a higher order compact (HOC) formulation. The flow and thermal fields are mainly influenced by Reynolds number, Re, Prandtl number, Pr, maximum angular velocity of the cylinder, αm, and the frequency ratio, f/f0, which represents the ratio between the oscillation frequency, f, and the natural vortex shedding frequency, f0. The numerical simulations are performed at Re=200,Pr=0.5-1.0,αm∈[0.5,4.0] and f/f0∈[0.5,3.0]. The resulting lock-on phenomena behind the cylinder is detected and thermal field is determined. Comparisons with previous numerical and experimental results verify the accuracy and the reliability of the present study. Variations in heat transfer coefficients within the lock-on ranges are investigated to build a connection between the heat transfer and the lock-on regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-374
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Forced convection
  • HOC
  • Lock-on
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • Rotational oscillation
  • Vortex shedding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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