Heat transfer from two elliptic cylinders in tandem arrangement

T. Ota, H. Nishiyama, J. Kominami, K. Sato

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An experimental investigation has been conducted to clarify heat transfer characteristics of two elliptic cylinders having an axis ratio 1:2. They were placed in tandem arrangements and their angles of attack to the upstream uniform flow were identical. The testing fluid was air and the Reynolds number based on the major axis length c ranged from about 15,000 to 80,000. The angle of attack was varied from 0 to 90 deg at 30 deg intervals and the nondimensional cylinder spacing 1/c from 1.25 to 4.0, where 1 denotes the streamwise distance between the cylinder centers. It has been found that the heat transfer features vary drastically with the angle of attack and also with the cylinder spacing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-531
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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