TY - EJOU
AU - El-Abeedy, E. A.
AU - Busedra, A. A.
TI - Effect of Reynolds Number on Inclined Heated Semicircular Ducts at Different Rotations
T2 - Fluid Dynamics \& Materials Processing
PY - 2013
VL - 9
IS - 2
SN - 1555-2578
AB - Fully developed laminar mixed convection in inclined semicircular ducts is investigated numerically for the specific case of uniform heat input along the axial direction and uniform peripheral wall temperature, H1. The duct is considered over a variety of orientations (rotations) of its cross section, ranging from 0° (flat wall horizontally facing upward) to 180° (flat wall horizontally facing downward) with increment of 45° and a fixed inclination of its axis (with respect to the direction of gravity). In particular, the following conditions are considered: inclination α = 20°, 300 ≤ *Re* ≤ 1000, *Pr* = 4 and *Gr* = 1 x 10^{7}. The combined effects induced by changes in the Reynolds number and duct orientation are presented in terms of the isovelcity and isotherm contours for the 0° and 90° cases (the flat wall in a vertical position). A decrease in the Reynolds number is shown to increase the heat transfer rate for all cross section orientations considered (more significant for the 90° orientation). The results also reveal a reduction in the friction factor when the 90° orientation is considered.
KW - Laminar Mixed Convection
KW - Fully Developed
KW - Semicircular Ducts
DO - 10.3970/fdmp.2013.009.153