Fluids

HTC Nu and f

• jhjang
Subscriber

Hello everyone,

I am trying to simulate 3D laminar developing flow and heat transfer in dimple enhanced pipe. The details are

Mesh

Tetrahedral mesh, 5 inflation layer on the wall

Model:    Laminar

Material:   Air

Boundary conditions:

Velocity inlet

Pressure outlet

Constant wall heat flux= 50w/m^2

Reference value: length 0.04m

Residual: 10^-4 for all except energy 10^-6

Results

When I calculate Nusselt number in this way…

Surface integral Area-weighted average wall fluxes Nusselt number & Skin friction factor, I feel these results are not in the right pattern...

here the trend of results for both Nu and skin friction is in opposite order.

• DrAmine
Ansys Employee

Are you using the skin friction coefficient and Nusselt number from Fluent? Here you need to tune the reference values to match your case.

• DrAmine
Ansys Employee

Regarding the results we can only make an evaluation if you clarify the way you obtained the quantities. But the simple Reynolds Analogy tells that the Stanton number is half of the Friction coefficient.

• jhjang
Subscriber

Thank you, sir,

yes, I am using skin friction factor and Nu number from fluent. Will the reference value change for the enhanced pipe? I use the pipe diameter for both smooth and enhanced pipe as the reference length and inlet area as the reference area during setup.

• jhjang
Subscriber

sir, I am attaching my mesh and case and data file.

case 2 Re 1000 case and data file

case 2 mesh file

• DrAmine
Ansys Employee

Yes the reference values are use to calculate the dimensionless number like L_ref, v_ref, roh_ref....Just check the manual.

I apologize but as ANSYS Stuff I won't look into the cases you are sharing. Be aware that you are sharing files on an open community.

• jhjang
Subscriber

Is there any formula for laminar developing flow to calculate HTC, Nu?

Because i see some resources using (h=Q"/area*(tw-tm)), where Tw using maximum temperature at the wall and Tm as mass weighted avg. temperature