Numerical simulation of heat transfer in the separated and reattached flow on a blunt flat plate

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The time-dependent heat transfer process in the region of a turbulent separation bubble at the leading edge of an isothermal square leading edge plate is modelled numerically. A discrete-vortex model is used to determine the velocity field and a third-order upwind differencing technique is used to calculate the thermal field. The prediction of the mean Nusselt numbers is compared with experiment. The model predicts the instantaneous streamlines, isotherms and local Nusselt numbers at the plate surface. The influence of the large-scale vortex structures on the local heat transfer is determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-674
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

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