Control of Laminar Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Planar T-Channel with Rotating Obstacle
Department of Mathematics, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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- Palraj Jothiappan
Department of Mathematics
PSG College of Arts and Science Coimbatore, India
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Received Date: May 15, 2015; Accepted Date: June 09, 2015; Published Date: July 15, 2015
Citation: Jothiappan P (2015) Control of Laminar Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Planar T-Channel with Rotating Obstacle. J Phys Math 6:142. doi:10.4172/2090-0902.1000142
Copyright: © 2015 Jothiappan P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the present study, a laminar flow in a planar 2D right angled T-channel in the presence of a rotating heated cylindrical obstacle placed in the junction area is numerically studied to control the heat transfer and fluid flow. The effect of Reynolds number (20 ≤ Re ≤ 300) and cylinder rotation angle (-5 ≤ ÃÂ· ≤ 5) on the fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics are studied numerically. It is observed that the flow field and heat transfer rate are influenced by the variation of these parameters.