In order to investigate the heat transfer characteristics of pulsating flows past a circular cylinder, a Lattice Boltzmann (LB) numerical code based on a 2-dimension-9-velocity frame is developed. The local Nusselt number and the dimensionless viscous force around the cylinder surface are explored in detail. Double Particle Distribution Function model and the second order extrapolation method for the curve boundary of the cylinder are employed in the LB numerical code. Numerical results found that the spatial averaged Nusselt number of the cylinder is oscillating with the same pulsating frequency of the incoming air flows. The heat transfer enhancement is mainly located in the windward side of the cylinder, and the heat transfer enhancement only happens in one half cycle of the pulsation. Whereas the heat transfer in the leeward side of the cylinder is found to be unaffected, and the heat transfer is slightly deteriorated in the other half cycle of the pulsation. Further analysis showed that the heat transfer enhancement is proportional to the magnitude of dimensionless viscous force.
Heat and Mass Transfer – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 10, 2017
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