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    Thermal Behavior of a U-shaped Channel Subject to a Convective Air Jet and Immersed in an Isothermal Medium

    Meryem NAOUM1, Mustapha EL ALAMI2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.12, No.2, pp. 56-68, 2016, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2016.012.056
    Abstract A numerical study of mixed convection from a U-shaped channel is carried out. The flow is considered two dimensionnel. The inlet opening is adjusted in the right vertical part of the channel, while the outlet one is placed on the left vertical part. Navier–Stokes equations are solved using a control volume method and the SIMPLEC algorithm is considered for the treatment of pressure–velocity coupling. Special emphasis is given to detail the effect of the Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers on the heat transfer generated by mixed convection. The results are given for the parameters of control as, Rayleigh number (5.103≤Ra≤107), Prandtl… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Transient Heat Conduction in Materials with Linear Power-Law Temperature-Dependent Thermal Conductivity: Integral-Balance Approach

    Antoine Fabre1, Jordan Hristov2*, Rachid Bennacer1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.12, No.2, pp. 69-85, 2016, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2016.012.069
    Abstract Closed form approximate solutions to nonlinear transient heat conduction with linear power-law k = k0(1±βTm) temperature-dependent thermal diffusivity have been developed by the integral-balance integral method under transient conditions. The solutions use improved direct approaches of the integral method and avoid the commonly used linearization by the Kirchhoff transformation. The main steps in the new solutions are improvements in the integration technique of the double-integration technique and the optimization of the exponent of the approximate parabolic profile with unspecified exponent. Solutions to Dirichlet boundary condition problem have been developed as examples by the classical Heat-balance Integral method (HBIM) and the… More >

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    Wall-Pressure Fluctuations of Modified Turbulent Boundary Layer with Riblets

    Hayder A. Abdulbari 1,2, Hassan D. Mahammed1, Z. Hassan, Wafaa K. Mahmood3
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.12, No.2, pp. 86-101, 2016, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2016.012.086
    Abstract An experimental investigation was carried out to study the response of a turbulent pressure drop fluctuations to longitudinal groove riblets, involved two configurations being triangular and spaced triangular grooves with height 600, 800, 1000 μm and peak to peak spacing 1000 μm and 2000 μm respectively. Experiments were therefore performed at free stream velocity up to 0.44 m/sec, which were corresponding to Reynolds number (Re) 53000. The development of the obtained turbulent layer downstream of the grooves was then compared with the results from the corresponding smooth-wall case. To conclude, the effect of the spaced triangular riblets on the turbulent… More >

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