Heat transfer predictions around three heated cylinders between two parallel plates

Tswen Chyuan Jue, Horng Wen Wu, Sheng Yuan Huang

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The objective of this article is to investigate the heat transfer of convective flow across three heated cylinders arranged in an isosceles right-angled triangle between two parallel plates. The variations in drag coefficient and time-averaged Nusselt number around the surface of the three cylinders as well as the surface-averaged values of the time-averaged Nusselt number for each cylinder are investigated. This investigation is considered under the conditions where the gap-to-diameter ratio is changed (0.5 to 1.25) with forced convection ( Re = 100 to 300) and mixed convection (Gr = 80,000 and 200,000). The maximum value of surface- and time-averaged Nusselt number for both forced convection and mixed convection is obtained at a gap-to-diameter ratio equal to 0.75 among the gap-to-diameter ratios considered in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-733
Number of pages19
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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