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DSMC Analysis of Rarefied Gas Flow Over a Rectangular Cylinder at All Knudsen Numbers

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Chin-Hsiang Cheng, Feng-Liang Liao

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tatung University, 40 Chungshan N. Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei, Taiwan 10451 R.O.C.

J. Fluids Eng 122(4), 720-729 (Jul 13, 2000) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1315301 History: Received August 10, 1999; Revised July 13, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Contours of Mach number for various Knudsen numbers (cases 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12). (a) Kn=0.01, (b) Kn=1
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Distribution of pressure coefficient Cp along each surface of rectangular cylinder for various Knudsen numbers at Ma=5 (cases 4–6)
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Distribution of skin friction coefficient Cf along each surface of rectangular cylinder for various Knudsen numbers at Ma=5 (cases 4–6)
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Distribution of net heat transfer coefficient Ch along each surface of rectangular cylinder for various Knudsen numbers at Ma=5 (cases 4–6)
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Distribution of pressure coefficient Cp along each surface of rectangular cylinder for various Mach numbers at Kn=1 (cases 4, 7, and 10)
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Distribution of skin friction coefficient Cf along each surface of rectangular cylinder for various Mach numbers at Kn=1 (cases 4, 7, and 10).
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Distribution of net heat transfer coefficient Ch along each surface of rectangular cylinder for various Mach numbers at Kn=1 (cases 4, 7, and 10)
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Rarefield air flow over a rectangular cylinder
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Contours of number density, temperature, and Mach number for flat-plate flow at Ma=4 and Kn=0.0143, compared with the data of Bird 19. (a) Data provided by Bird 19, (b) present predictions
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Distributions of pressure, skin friction, and heat transfer coefficients along a horizontal flat plate at Ma=4 and Kn=0.0143, compared with the data of Bird 19 (a) Data provided by Bird 19, (b) present predictions
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Flow over a rectangular cylinder for various Knudsen numbers at Ma=8 (cases 1 to 3). (a) Contours of number density, (b) contours of temperature (c) velocity-vector plot, (d) contours of Mach number.

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