Computational analysis of heat transfer enhancement due to rectangular ribs in a turbulent duct flow

A. Chaube, S.C. Solanki, P.K. Sahoo

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A computational analysis of heat transfer enhancement due to artificial roughness in the form of rectangular ribs has been carried out. A turbulence model is selected by comparing the predictions of different turbulence models with experimental results available in the literature. A detailed analysis of heat transfer variation within inter rib region is done by using the selected turbulence model. The analysis shows that peak in local heat transfer coefficient occurs at the point of reattachment of the separated flow as observed experimentally. The results predict a significant enhancement of heat transfer in comparison to that for a smooth surface. There is a good matching between the predictions by SST k-ω and experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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