Convective Heat Transfer in a Pipe Rotating Around a Parallel Axis

  • Igor V. ShevchukEmail author
Part of the Mathematical Engineering book series (MATHENGIN)


In this Chapter, the commercial code FLUENT was used to simulate convective heat transfer in a pipe rotating about a parallel axis. Two factors were studied: (1) inlet angle of attack and (2) cross-section shape (circular/elliptic pipes). The elliptic pipes had (a) the same hydraulic diameter (i.e. 51.2% increased cross-section area) and (b) the same cross-section area as that of the reference circular pipe and were installed radially (aligned with the radius of rotation) or circumferentially (perpendicular to the radius of rotation). The heat transfer augmentation was observed only for the contra-rotating incoming air and the pipe. Elliptic pipes are preferable for heat transfer augmentation.


Heat Transfer Nusselt Number Mass Flow Rate Rayleigh Number Friction Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MBtech Group GmbH and Co. KGaA, Powertrain SolutionsFellbach-SchmidenGermany

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