3D vortices in the wake flow behind a heated cylinder

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The influence of a heat input on the 3D-transition of cylinder wake flow is studied at low Reynolds number. Both numerical and experimental investigations are presented the 3D-transition occurs, for Re = 85 and Ri = 1.0, as pairs of counter-rotating vortices just behind the cylinder. Furthermore, the flow topology is quite different for 'in-plume' and 'out-of-plume' plane. Likewise, a non-uniform temperature distribution is observed in the near-wake along the spanwise direction and it is associated with the pairs of counter-rotating vortices just behind the cylinder
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)177-187
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Transport Phenomena
Volume6
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusGepubliceerd - 2004

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