Developing and fully developed laminar flows of power law fluid with forced convection heat transfer through a concentric annular duct are numerically analyzed. The results are presented for the following ranges: 0.2 ≤ n ≤ 1.8 (power law index), 10 ≤ Re ≤ 1000 (Reynolds number), and r* = 0.2, 0.5, 0.8 (aspect ratio). In addition, the influences of different thermal boundary conditions on the thermal performance are delineated. The effects of rheological parameter on the developing length, friction factor, temperature distribution, velocity profile, and Nusselt number along the channel length are investigated. The results are compared with earlier research and excellent agreement was observed.
Developing and Fully Developed Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Through Concentric Annuli
Contributed by Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received June 5, 2012; final manuscript received February 1, 2013; published online June 6, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Andrey Kuznetsov.
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Sefid, M., and Izadpanah, E. (June 6, 2013). "Developing and Fully Developed Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Through Concentric Annuli." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. July 2013; 135(7): 071702. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4023882
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