Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 541–558 | Cite as

Forced convection heat transfer due to different inclination angles of splitter behind square cylinder

  • S. M. Seyyedi
  • D. D. Ganji
  • M. Gorji
  • H. Bararnia
  • S. Soleimani


A numerical investigation is carried out to study the effect of splitter’s inclination angle behind an inclined square cylinder on the forced convection heat transfer in a plan channel using the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). The simulations are conducted for the pertinent parameters in the following ranges: the Reynolds number Re=50–300, the gap ratio G/d = 2, and the splitter’s inclination angle θ = 0°−90°. The results show that with the increase in the angle of the splitter, the drag coefficient initially decreases and then increases. Moreover, the time-averaged Nusselt number at a certain angle increases noticeably.

Key words

forced convection inclined splitter square cylinder plan channel lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) 

Chinese Library Classification

O357.4 O357.5+

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

76D17 80A20 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Seyyedi
    • 1
  • D. D. Ganji
    • 1
  • M. Gorji
    • 1
  • H. Bararnia
    • 1
  • S. Soleimani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBabol University of TechnologyBabolIran

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