Comparative Analysis of Heat Transfer Through Corrugated and Straight Channels

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Naseem Abbas
Sania Nazir
Maryama Hammi

Abstract

The study aimed at conducting thermal analysis to carry out heat transfer comparison between two channels. For this purpose, two 2-D (corrugated and straight) channels have been considered for investigation. Direct numerical simulation has been implemented, in which Reynolds number is varied in an ascending manner (2000<Re>5000), while flow behavior has been maintained in a steady turbulent mode. To undergo analysis, Fluent (ANSYS Workbench 15.0) has been utilized. Air has been considered as a working fluid during analysis, while dimensions like cross section, height and length have been taken as invariant parameters for both channels. For all cases wall flux, has been regarded as a constant measure during heat transfer simulation. After obtaining solution, results have been compared for both channels and it is concluded that transmission of heat is much more prominent in corrugated channel as in comparison with straight channel.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Author Biographies

Naseem Abbas, Mechanical engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Central Punjab, Lahore - Pakistan

Lecturer,Faculty of Engineering, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan

Sania Nazir, Space and Upper Atmosphere commission (SUPARCO), Karachi, Pakistan

Manager, SPS-09Space and Upper Atmosphere commission (SUPARCO), Karachi, Pakistan

Maryama Hammi, Faculty of Science, University of Mohammed V, BP1014 Rabat, Morocco

PhD student,Faculty of Science, University of Mohammed V, BP1014 Rabat, Morocco