Numerical predictions of fluid flow are reported for the isothermal, two-dimensional, axisymmetric flow in a disk-doughnut heat exchanger. The system consists of alternating and equi-spaced doughnut and disk baffles located in a pipe with water flowing in a turbulent regime. The two-equation (k–ε) turbulence model as proposed by Nagano and Hishida is modified to accommodate disc and doughnut baffles. The governing equations for steady-state flow are solved in primitive variable form using segregated pressure correction linked algorithm. Predictions are critically evaluated against available data for mean quantities.

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