Finite element examination of hydrodynamic forces in grooved channel having two partially heated circular cylinders

Khalil Ur Rehman, Qasem M. Al-Mdallal, Aqeela Qaiser, M. Y. Malik, M. N. Ahmed

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Abstract

The present pagination is devoted to report case study on an examination of hydrodynamic forces experienced by partially heated circular obstacles in a grooved channel. To be more specific, the channel is considered as a computational domain. The heated rectangular ribs are introduced to attain grooved geometry. The two partially heated circular-shaped cylinders are placed in between channel as obstacles. The fluid is initiated with the parabolic velocity profile from an inlet. The outlet is carried with both Neumann and adiabatic conditions. The mathematical model is constructed to narrate the flow field. The solution is obtained by using the finite element method. The outcomes are shared in terms of velocity and temperature contour plots. The impact of the change of the distance between the partially heated circular obstacles is debated on both drag and lift coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100600
JournalCase Studies in Thermal Engineering
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Finite element method
  • Grooved channel
  • Heat transfer
  • Partially heated obstacles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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