Experimental and Computational Study of Turbulent Flows in a Channel With Two Pairs of Turbulence Promoters in Tandem

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T.-M. Liou, Y. Chang, D.-W. Hwang

Power Mechanical Engineering Department, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

J. Fluids Eng 112(3), 302-310 (Sep 01, 1990) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2909405 History: Received April 10, 1989; Online May 23, 2008


Measurements and computations are presented of mean velocity and turbulence intensity for an arrangement of two pairs of turbulence promoters mounted in tandem in developing channel flow. The Reynolds number (ReD ) and the pitch ratio (PR) were varied in the range of 1.2 × 104 to 1.2 × 105 and 1 to 100, respectively. The three pitch ratios 5, 10, 15 were found to provide three characteristic flows which are a useful test of the computational models. The effects of PR on the reattachment lengths and the pressure loss as well as the influence of ReD on the reattachment length were documented in detail. It was found that PR=10 was preferable to PR = 5 and PR = 15 from the standpoint of heat transfer enhancement.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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