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Effect of channel-confinement and aiding/opposing buoyancy on the two-dimensional laminar flow and heat transfer across a square cylinder. (English) Zbl 1188.76198
Summary: The effect of channel-confinement of various degree (blockage ratio of 10%, 30% and 50%) on the upward flow and heat transfer characteristics around a heated/cooled square cylinder is studied by considering the effect of aiding/opposing buoyancy at \(-1 \leqslant Ri \leqslant 1\), for \(Re = 100\) and \(Pr = 0.7\). With increasing blockage ratio, the minimum heating (critical \(Ri\)) required for the suppression of vortex shedding decreases up to a certain blockage ratio (=30%), but thereafter increases. The influence of buoyancy and channel-confinement on the recirculation length, drag and lift coefficient, pumping power, Strouhal number and heat transfer from the cylinder, is also investigated.

76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
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