Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer over Solid-Deflectors in Transverse, Staggered, Corrugated-Upstream and Corrugated-Downstream Patterns
Computational fluid dynamic simulations were conducted to analysis the influences of two different deflector orientations on turbulent forced-convection flow and skin friction loss of two-dimensional horizontal rectangular cross section channels with upper and lower wall-attached corrugated baffles. The governing flow equations, i.e., continuity, momentum, and energy, were numerically solved by the Finite Volume Method (FVM) using the Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure Linked Equation (SIMPLE) discretization formulation. The help of the CFD code FLUENT was employed to solve the dynamic and thermal behavior of air in the whole domain under investigation. The flow rate in terms of Reynolds number is ranged from 5,000 to 32,000. The obtained results show that augmenting the Reynolds number makes the dynamic thermo energy field redirect in the vicinity of deflector corners, and forces an augmentation in the thermal transfer rate from baffles.