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Numerical Study of Uneven Wall Heating Effect for a One Side Rib-Roughened Channel Under Rotation
Research Areas
  • Turbomachinery
This paper investigates the impacts of wall heating conditions on flow and heat transfer performance for a rotating channel with one side smooth and one side roughened by 45 degree inclined ribs. Previous experimental and numerical studies for only ribbed wall heated case showed that rotation has significantly negative impact on heat transfer performance. In order to investigate this uncommon behaviour, RANS simulations were conducted under three different wall heating conditions in present study: ribbed wall heated, all walls heated and adiabatic conditions. Numerical results show that the uneven wall heating conditions has negligible impact on stationary case. However, it has a large influence on rotational cases, in both the heat transfer and the fluid field. This is because in rotating cases, uneven heating results in different buoyancy effects on trailing and leading walls that alter the main flow velocity profile. As a consequence, also secondary flows and heat transfer performance are affected.
Rolls Royce
Entity Nationality
Manchester, UK
  • Autor: Zhi Wang . (UPM)
  • Autor: Roque Corral Garcia (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Mecánica de Fluidos y Propulsión Aeroespacial
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