Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Flow and Heat Transfer Profiles in a Square Channel with 45? V-Downstream Orifices

Withada Jedsadaratanachai and Amnart Boonloi

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2016.277.289

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 12, Issue 4

Pages 277-289


Flow and heat transfer profiles in a square channel heat exchanger inserted with 45° V-orifices are presented. The influences of Reynolds number (Re = 3000-10,000) and blockage ratio (BR = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25) on periodic concepts are investigated numerically. The computational domain is solved with the finite volume method and SIMPLE algorithm. As the numerical results, the periodic profiles on flow and heat transfer are found when inserted the 45° V-orifices in the square duct. The configurations on flow and heat transfer in the heating section can separated into two sections; periodic profile and fully developed periodic profile. The patterns on flow and heat transfer are similar, but the values are not equal, called "periodic profiles", while the identical on both profiles and values, called "fully developed periodic profiles". In addition, the periodic structures depends on the parameters of the vortex generator, position in the channel and Reynolds number.


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