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Laminar Fluid Flow Around Two Wall-Mounted Blocks of Different Size

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Mohammad Mehdi Tavakol, Mohammad Eslami

Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Paper No. IMECE2009-12368, pp. 339-346; 8 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 9: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B and C
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4382-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Fluid flow around single or multiple bluff bodies mounted on a surface has great significance in science and engineering. Understanding the characteristics of different vortices formed around wall-mounted bodies is quite necessary for different applications. Although the case of a single surface mounted cube has been studied extensively, only little attention has been paid to the flow around two or more rectangular blocks in array. Therefore, a CFD code is developed to calculate three dimensional steady state laminar fluid flow around two cuboids of arbitrary size and configuration mounted on a surface in free stream conditions. The employed numerical scheme is finite volume and SIMPLE algorithm is used to treat pressure and velocity coupling. Results are presented for two rectangular blocks of the different size mounted on a surface in various inline arrangements. Streamlines are plotted for blocks of different size ratio. Velocity and pressure distributions are also plotted in the wake region behind the obstacles. It is shown that how the behavior of flow field and vortical structures depend on the respective size and location of the larger block in comparison with the case of two inline wall mounted cubes of the same size.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Fluid dynamics



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