Heat transfer over a backward-facing step: solutions to a benchmark problem

George C. Vradis, M. Volkan Otugen, Jose G. Sanchez

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Abstract

This paper presents numerical results for a bechmark problem in convective heat transfer formulated by the ASME for its 1992 Winter Annual Meeting. The organizers of the symposium chose the heat transfer over a two-dimensional backward-facing step under steady, laminar, incompressible, constant property flow conditions as the model problem. The present work reports on results obtained using a simultaneous variable solution technique based on second-order, finite difference approximations. The solution for the underlying hydrodynamic field is in very good agreement with the available experimental results. Results for the thermal field are presented for the specified conditions and physical parameters in terms of Nusselt number, temperature and bulk temperature distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBenchmark Problems for Heat Transfer Codes
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages27-34
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791810658
StatePublished - 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume222
ISSN (Print)0272-5673

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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