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Jafar Ghazanfarian

 M.R.H. Nobari and J. Ghazanfarian
 Convective heat transfer from a rotating cylinder with inline oscillation

In this study convective heat transfer from a rotating cylinder with inline oscillation is studied using a finite element method based on the Characteristic Based Split method (CBS) to solve governing equations consisting of continuity, full NaviereStokes, and energy equations. Employing the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation, the dynamic unstructured triangular grid used here is accompanied by lineal and torsional spring analogy to consider large boundary movements. Simulations are conducted to study convective heat transfer past a rotating cylinder with inline oscillation at Reynolds numbers of 100, 200 and 300. Different rotational speeds of the cylinder in the range of 0e2.5 are considered at various oscillating amplitudes and frequencies with three different Prandtl numbers of 0.7, 6 and 20. Effects of oscillation and rotation of cylinder on the temperature and flow field, vortex lock-on, mean Nusselt number, and the pattern of vortex shedding are investigated in detail at constant temperature boundary condition on the cylinder surface. It is found that similar to the fixed cylinder, beyond a critical rotating speed, the vortex shedding is strongly suppressed. Furthermore, as the rotational speed of the cylinder increases, both the Nusselt number and the drag coefficient decrease rapidly. In the vortex lock-on region, the Nusselt number increases rapidly.



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