A computational fluid dynamic study of a momentum and energy method on rough surfaces

Jose Urcia, Michael Kinzel

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Abstract

The Discrete Element Roughness Method (DERM) has been used to improve convective heat transfer predictions on surface roughness. This work aims to validate the core momentum-correlation of DERM through evaluating Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based solution of the flow around individual roughness elements with the goal of improving the correlations. More specifically, the matrix of scenarios evaluated using includes three different roughness elements at three different pressure drops (or flow rates). Results from these studies are to be used to validate and improve correlations used to approximate roughness in DERM. For further comparison, a fourth roughness element analyzed in previous work will also be compared. For each element, a steady and unsteady case are conducted and analyzed. The momentum loss results obtained from the CFD are then compared to the DERM-based predictions from the same roughness elements in search of any discrepancies. It is observed the momentum-correlation deviates from the CFD prediction with increasing element height.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Fluid Dynamics; Micro and Nano Fluid Dynamics
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883730
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventASME 2020 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2020, collocated with the ASME 2020 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2020 18th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 13 2020Jul 15 2020

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0888-8116

Conference

ConferenceASME 2020 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2020, collocated with the ASME 2020 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2020 18th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/13/207/15/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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