Journal article

Roughness effects in turbulent forced convection

M MacDonald, N Hutchins, D Chung

Journal of Fluid Mechanics | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2019


We conducted direct numerical simulations of turbulent flow over three-dimensional sinusoidal roughness in a channel. A passive scalar is present in the flow with Prandtl number Pr=0.7 , to study heat transfer by forced convection over this rough surface. The minimal-span channel is used to circumvent the high cost of simulating high-Reynolds-number flows, which enables a range of rough surfaces to be efficiently simulated. The near-wall temperature profile in the minimal-span channel agrees well with that of the conventional full-span channel, indicating that it can be readily used for heat-transfer studies at a much reduced cost compared to conventional direct numerical simulation. As the ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Research Council through a Discovery Project (DP170102595). This research was supported by computational resources provided from Melbourne Bioinformatics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and also from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre with funding from the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia.