Computation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Rectangular Channels (AR = 4) With V-Shaped Ribs by a Reynolds Stress Turbulence Model Conference Paper uri icon


  • Computations were performed to study three-dimensional turbulent flow and heat transfer in a rotating rectangular channel with 45 V-shaped ribs. The channel aspect ratio (AR) is 4:1, the rib height-to-hydraulic diameter ratio (e/Dh) is 0.078 and the rib-pitch-to-height ratio (P/e) is 10. A total of eight calculations have been performed with various combinations of rotation number, Reynolds number, coolant-to-wall density ratio, and channel orientation. The rotation number and inlet coolant-to-wall density ratio varied from 0.0 to 0.28 and from 0.122 to 0.40, respectively, while the Reynolds number varied from 10,000 to 500,000. Three channel orientations (90, 135, and 135 from the rotation direction) were also investigated. A multi-block Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) method was employed in conjunction with a near-wall second-moment turbulence closure for detailed predictions of mean velocity, mean temperature, turbulent Reynolds stresses, and heat fluxes and heat transfer coefficients.

name of conference

  • Volume 5: Turbo Expo 2003, Parts A and B

published proceedings

  • Volume 5: Turbo Expo 2003, Parts A and B

author list (cited authors)

  • Su, G., Teng, S., Chen, H., & Han, J.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Su, Guoguang||Teng, Shuye||Chen, Hamn-Ching||Han, Je-Chin

publication date

  • January 2003