NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF COMBINED CONVECTION AND RADIATION HEATTRANSFER OVER A CIRCULAR CYLINDER AND TUBE BANK
Sharad Pachpute, B. Premachandran*, Prabal Talukdar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, 110016, India.Phone: +91 11 2659128, Fax: +91 11 26582053, E-mail: email@example.com(*Corresponding author)
In this paper, results obtained from a numericalstudy on combined convective and gas radiative heattransfer from single circular cylinder and tube bank with the inline arrangement of cylinder is presented. Numerical simulations were carried out for Reynolds number ranging from 100 to 50350.Simulations for combined convective and radiativeheat transfer were carried out for a radiativelyabsorbing medium flowing over a single cylinder/in-line tube bank. The effect of radiation propertieswere studied in detail for single cylinder withlaminar flow.
Keywords: cross flow, convection and radiation,DO model, participating mediaINTRODUCTION
Combined convection and gas radiation is importantin many industrial systems. In waste heat recoverysystems and power plant applications, combinedconvection and gas radiation place a predominantrole. In order to design these systems, accurate heattransfer correlations which consider both convectionand gas radiation is important. However, most of these systems are designed based on theapproximate methods. Numerical and experimentalstudies on convective heat transfer from singlecylinder and tube bank have been reportedextensively in the literature due to its industrialrelevance. The numerical modeling of flow over atube bank is complex as it includes all the modes of heat transfer and also involves complex fluidsmechanics behavior because of the unsteadiness of the problem [1-3]. In most of the industrialapplications, the gas flows through the tube bank isradiatively participating and hence a numericalmodel without the consideration of gas radiationcould be very crude. It has been seen from theliterature review that there is not enough work which considers gas radiation for flow over a tube banks and is the main motivation behind this work.Circular cylinders find perhaps the mostwidespread application in the heat exchangers, power generator, and other thermal apparatus .Thecircular cylinder constitute a classical element in the boilers, in steam or gas turbines, in gas compressor,and various aerodynamic systems. Kaminski etal.  studied both experimentally and numerically,fluid flow and heat transfer of a participating gasover a right circular cylinder for a Reynolds number of 500 at different gas temperature. They haveassumed medium to be non-gray and non-scattering,and the intensity field was approximated by P1spherical harmonics method for each effective band.In this numerical model, they did not consider unsteady effects which occurred due to vortexshedding and simulated only the flow past cylinder considering only top portion .In the present work, numerical simulations arecarried out for both single cylinder and in-line tube bank at various Reynolds number. The gas radiationis assumed to be gray and is modeled using discreteordinates method. Numerical study of convectiveheat transfer is carried out to validate present resultwith that available in literature