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LES and hybrid LES/RANS simulations for conjugate heat transfer over a matrix of cubes

Zhong, B and Tucker, PG (2005) LES and hybrid LES/RANS simulations for conjugate heat transfer over a matrix of cubes. 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers. pp. 7207-7220.

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Abstract

Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and a novel k -l based hybrid LES/RANS approach have been applied to simulate a conjugate heat transfer problem involving flow over a matrix of surface mounted cubes. In order to assess the capability and reliability of the newly developed k -l based hybrid LES/RANS, numerical results are compared with new LES and existing RANS results. Comparisons include mean velocity profiles, Reynolds stresses and conjugate heat transfer. As well as for hybrid LES/RANS validation purposes, the LES results are used to gain insights into the complex flow physics and heat transfer mechanisms. Numerical simulations show that the hybrid LES/RANS approach is effective. Mean and instantaneous fluid temperatures adjacent to the cube surface are found to strongly correlate with flow structure. Although the LES captures more mean velocity field complexities, broadly time averaged wake temperature fields are found similar for the LES and hybrid LES/RANS. Copyright © 2005 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Fluid Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:48
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:21
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