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Title: Enhancement of heat transfer in turbulent channel flow over dimpled surface
Authors: Chen, Y.
Chew, Y.T. 
Khoo, B.C. 
Keywords: DES
Heat transfer
Turbulent channel flow
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Citation: Chen, Y., Chew, Y.T., Khoo, B.C. (2012-12). Enhancement of heat transfer in turbulent channel flow over dimpled surface. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 55 (25-26) : 8100-8121. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A systematic numerical investigation of heat transfer in turbulent channel flow over dimpled surface is conducted. Both symmetric (or spherical) and asymmetric dimple with different depth ratios (h/D) and skewness (Dx and Dz) are considered for a series of Reynolds numbers Re 2H (based on bulk velocity and full channel height) between 4000 and 6000 while Prandtl number Pr is fixed at 0.7. It is found that the optimum dimple configuration for enhancing heat transfer measured in terms of the volume goodness factor is obtained for the case of asymmetric dimple with a depth ratio of h/D = 15% and stream-wise skewness of Dx = 15%. The heat transfer capacity in terms of Nusselt number is significantly increased, while the associated pressure loss is kept almost to the same level as the symmetric dimple with the same depth ratio. The present study also suggests that the heat transfer enhancement is closely related to ejection with counter-rotating flow, intensified secondary flow and vortex structures at the downstream rim of asymmetric dimple. All these findings suggest that a carefully designed asymmetric dimpled surface presents a viable means of enhancing heat transfer compared to the symmetric dimple. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN: 00179310
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.08.043
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