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A Comparative Study of DES and URANS in a Two-Pass Internal Cooling Duct With Normal Ribs

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Aroon K. Viswanathan, Danesh K. Tafti

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Paper No. IMECE2005-79288, pp. 35-50; 16 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Part A
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4221-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


The capabilities of the Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and the Unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) versions of the 1988 κ-ω model in predicting the turbulent flow field and the heat transfer in a two-pass internal cooling duct with normal ribs is presented. The flow is dominated by the separation and reattachment of shear layers; unsteady vorticity induced secondary flows and strong streamline curvature. The techniques are evaluated in predicting the developing flow at the entrance to the duct and downstream of the 180° bend, fully-developed regime in the first pass, and in the 180° bend. Results of mean flow quantities, secondary flows, friction and heat transfer are compared to experiments and Large-Eddy Simulations (LES). DES predicts a slower flow development than LES, while URANS predicts it much earlier than LES computations and experiments. However it is observed that as fully developed conditions are established, the capability of the base model in predicting the flow and heat transfer is enhanced by switching to the DES formulation. DES accurately predicts the flow and heat transfer both in the fully-developed region as well as the 180° bend of the duct. URANS fails to predict the secondary flows in the fully-developed region of the duct and is clearly inferior to DES in the 180° bend.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Cooling , Ducts



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