Entrance Region Flow Heat Transfer in Concentric Annuli with Rotating Inner Wall for Bingham Fluid

  • Srinivasa Rao Nadiminti Research Scholar, department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, Karnataka, India-575025.
  • Adiyapatham Kandasamy Research Scholar, department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, Karnataka, India-575025.

Abstract

A finite difference analysis of the entrance region flow heat transfer of Bingham fluid in concentric annuli with rotating inner wall has been carried out. The analysis is made for simultaneously developing hydrodynamic and thermal boundary layer in concentric annuli with one wall being isothermal and other one being adiabatic. The inner cylinder is assumed to be rotating with a constant angular velocity and the outer cylinder being stationary. A finite difference analysis is used to obtain the velocity distributions, pressure drop and temperature variations along the radial direction. Computational results are obtained for various values of aspect ratio N, Bingham number B and Prandtl’s number. Comparison of the present results with the results available in literature for various particular cases has been done and found to be in agreement.

Keywords: concentric annuli, Bingham fluid, entrance region flow, heat transfer, finite difference method, rotating wall
Published online
2016-05-17
How to Cite
Nadiminti, S. R. and Kandasamy, A. (2016) “Entrance Region Flow Heat Transfer in Concentric Annuli with Rotating Inner Wall for Bingham Fluid”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 60(3), pp. 167-179. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.8970.
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