A direct numerical simulation (DNS) of spanwise-rotating turbulent channel flow was conducted for four rotation numbers: , 0.2, 0.5, and 0.9 at a Reynolds number of 8000 based on laminar centerline mean velocity and Prandtl number 0.71. The results obtained from these DNS simulations were utilized to evaluate several turbulence closure models for momentum and heat transfer transport in rotating turbulent channel flow. Four nonlinear eddy viscosity turbulence models were tested and among these, explicit algebraic Reynolds stress models (EARSM) obtained the Reynolds stress distributions in best agreement with DNS data for rotational flows. The modeled pressure–strain functions of EARSM were shown to have strong influence on the Reynolds stress distributions near the wall. Turbulent heat flux distributions obtained from two explicit algebraic heat flux models (EAHFM) consistently displayed increasing disagreement with DNS data with increasing rotation rate.
Simulation of Rotating Channel Flow With Heat Transfer: Evaluation of Closure Models
Manuscript received September 14, 2015; final manuscript received April 12, 2016; published online May 24, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Graham Pullan.
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Hsieh, A. S., Biringen, S., and Kucala, A. (May 24, 2016). "Simulation of Rotating Channel Flow With Heat Transfer: Evaluation of Closure Models." ASME. J. Turbomach. November 2016; 138(11): 111009. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4033463
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