Title

Flow and Heat Transfer Around a Linear Array of Spheres

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1994

Publication Title

Numerical Heat Transfer Part A-Applications

Volume

26

Issue

2

First page number:

237

Last page number:

252

Abstract

Laminar fluid flow and forced convection heat transfer over equally spaced linear arrays of spheres are analyzed using the finite element package FIDAP. For the arrays, sphere spacings of 1.5, 2, and 3 diameters are examined at Reynolds numbers of 40, 80, and 120 and Prandtl numbers ranging from 0.73 to 7.3. Average Nusselt numbers and drag coefficient data for a linear array of eight spheres (as an approximation to the developing region) and a single sphere with periodic boundary conditions (as an approximation to fully developed flow) are presented and correlated.

Keywords

Heat – Convection; Heat – Transmission; Laminar flow; Sphere – Thermodynamics; Sphere packings

Disciplines

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Engineering | Fluid Dynamics | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/10407789408955990

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