Turbulent flow and heat transfer in eccentric annulus

  • N. V. Nikitin
  • S. I. Chernyshenko
  • H. L. WangEmail author
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 132)


An eccentric annular duct is a prototype element in a number of engineering applications. Numerous modeling and experimental efforts have been made to investigate the details of the flow field and heat transfer characteristics in such kind of ducts [1, 2, 3]. As for the turbulent flow in eccentric annular duct, it is interesting from a fundamental point of view since it presents an ideal model for investigating inhomogeneous turbulent flows, where the conditions of turbulence production vary significantly within the cross-section.


Heat Transfer Direct Numerical Simulation Reynolds Stress Circumferential Direction Heat Transfer Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Nikitin
    • 1
  • S. I. Chernyshenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. L. Wang
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of AeronauticsImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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