Computations are performed to determine the transient three-dimensional heat transfer rates and fluid forces acting on a stream-wise spinning sphere for Reynolds numbers in the range 10⩽Re⩽300 and angular velocities In this Re range, classical flow past a solid sphere develops four different flow regimes, and the effects of particle spin are studied in each regime. Furthermore, the combined effects of particle spin and surface blowing are examined. Sphere spin increases drag in all flow regimes, while lift shows a nonmonotonic behavior. Heat transfer rates are not influenced by spin up to a certain but increase monotonically thereafter. An interesting feature associated with sphere spin is the development of a special wake regime such that the wake simply spins without temporal variations in its shape. For this flow condition, the magnitudes of the lift, drag, and heat transfer coefficients remain constant in time. Correlations are provided for drag and heat transfer.
Flow Past a Spinning Sphere With Surface Blowing and Heat Transfer
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication on the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division November 2, 2003; revised manuscript received September 20, 2004. Review Conducted by: S. Ceccio.
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Niazmand , H., and Renksizbulut, M. (March 22, 2005). "Flow Past a Spinning Sphere With Surface Blowing and Heat Transfer ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. January 2005; 127(1): 163–171. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1852471
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