TY - JOUR

T1 - A numerical study of the effect of interwall spacing on turbulent flow in a corrugated duct

AU - Ergin, S.

AU - Ota, M.

AU - Yamaguchi, H.

AU - Sakamoto, M.

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - The effect of varying interwall spacing on periodic fully developed turbulent flow in a corrugated duct is studied numerically. The k-ε model is adopted for turbulent closure, and computations are performed for the ratio of the corrugation height to the interwall spacing ranging from 0.45 to 2.0, and for the corrugation angles of 30° and 45°. The Reynolds number ranges from 500 to 7000 while the Prandtl number is 0.7. The numerical procedure and implementation of the k-ε model is validated by comparing numerical results with the experimental data directly. The results are also compared with the numerical values obtained by using a two-layer low-Reynolds number turbulence model. At a given Reynolds number, an increase in the interwall spacing increases the size of the separated region. On the other hand the friction factor first increases with the decreasing interwall spacing, reaches its maximum value, and then decreases.

AB - The effect of varying interwall spacing on periodic fully developed turbulent flow in a corrugated duct is studied numerically. The k-ε model is adopted for turbulent closure, and computations are performed for the ratio of the corrugation height to the interwall spacing ranging from 0.45 to 2.0, and for the corrugation angles of 30° and 45°. The Reynolds number ranges from 500 to 7000 while the Prandtl number is 0.7. The numerical procedure and implementation of the k-ε model is validated by comparing numerical results with the experimental data directly. The results are also compared with the numerical values obtained by using a two-layer low-Reynolds number turbulence model. At a given Reynolds number, an increase in the interwall spacing increases the size of the separated region. On the other hand the friction factor first increases with the decreasing interwall spacing, reaches its maximum value, and then decreases.

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0030397733

SN - 0272-5673

VL - 333

SP - 47

EP - 54

JO - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD

JF - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD

ER -