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Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Around Two Circular Cylinders in Side-by-Side Arrangement

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Minter Cheng

Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56005, pp. 21-29; 9 pages
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 2, Parts A and B
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4691-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Incompressible flows passing through two circular cylinders in side-by-side arrangement are investigated numerically. The calculations are carried out with pitch ratios from 1.1 to 2.0 at Reynolds number of 1000. The flow and temperature fields, flow interference, and the local and the mean Nusselt numbers are studied in this research. It is observed that for the pitch ratios in the range of 2.0 and 1.5, the emerging jet between cylinders deflects and one wide and one narrow wakes behind the cylinders are formed. The gap flow velocity increases as the pitch ratio decreases and consequently increases the mean Nusselt number of the cylinders. As the pitch ratio decreases and is less than 1.5, the jet deflection is more severe and the gap flow velocity starts to decrease slowly, which results in reducing the mean Nusselt number of the cylinders. Due to the rapid reduction of the narrow wake size, the mean Nusselt number of the cylinder with narrow wake shows an uprising tendency for the decreasing pitch ratio less than 1.2.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



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