The heat transfer characteristics of turbulent decaying swirled flows in concentric annular pipes is investigated numerically by means of CFD simulations using the OpenFOAM package. The simulations are performed for different Reynolds numbers and swirl angles at the duct inlet. By including cases with large temperature differences between the fluid and the wall, also the effects of radial temperature gradients on the velocity distribution are accounted for. A novel correlation, holding locally, is proposed and is presented in a form similar to the classical Sieder-Tate correlation, including an additional term to address the influence of the swirled flow. In a similar fashion, a correlation for the friction factor is given in the form of the Petukhov formula, yet with an additional swirl-related term. Also a formula assessing the swirl decay rate is presented. This allows global correlations to be extracted by solving the local ones over the pipe length in a system and integrating.

Convective heat transfer of turbulent decaying swirled flows in concentric annular pipes / Cavazzuti, Marco; Corticelli, Mauro Alessandro. - In: APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1359-4311. - 120:(2017), pp. 517-529. [10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.04.015]

Convective heat transfer of turbulent decaying swirled flows in concentric annular pipes

CAVAZZUTI, Marco;CORTICELLI, Mauro Alessandro
2017

Abstract

The heat transfer characteristics of turbulent decaying swirled flows in concentric annular pipes is investigated numerically by means of CFD simulations using the OpenFOAM package. The simulations are performed for different Reynolds numbers and swirl angles at the duct inlet. By including cases with large temperature differences between the fluid and the wall, also the effects of radial temperature gradients on the velocity distribution are accounted for. A novel correlation, holding locally, is proposed and is presented in a form similar to the classical Sieder-Tate correlation, including an additional term to address the influence of the swirled flow. In a similar fashion, a correlation for the friction factor is given in the form of the Petukhov formula, yet with an additional swirl-related term. Also a formula assessing the swirl decay rate is presented. This allows global correlations to be extracted by solving the local ones over the pipe length in a system and integrating.
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Convective heat transfer of turbulent decaying swirled flows in concentric annular pipes / Cavazzuti, Marco; Corticelli, Mauro Alessandro. - In: APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1359-4311. - 120:(2017), pp. 517-529. [10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.04.015]
Cavazzuti, Marco; Corticelli, Mauro Alessandro
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