Near-wall second-moment closure for rotating multiple-pass cooling channels Conference Paper uri icon


  • A multiblock numerical method has been employed together with chimera domain decomposition technique to calculate three-dimensional flow and heat transfer in rotating two-pass square channels with smooth walls. The method solves Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations in conjunction with a near-wall second-order Reynolds stress (second-moment) closure model and a two-layer k- isotropic eddy viscosity model. The second-moment solutions show that the Coriolis and centrifugal buoyancy forces produced strong nonisotropic turbulent stresses and heat fluxes that significantly affected the friction factors and heat-transfer coefficients in the rotating two-pass square channel, particularly in the 180-deg bend region. The near-wall second-moment closure model provides an improved heat-transfer prediction in comparison with the k- model.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, H. C., Jang, Y. J., & Han, J. C.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Chen, HC||Jang, YJ||Han, JC

publication date

  • April 2000