Modal decomposition of flow fields and convective heat transfer maps: An application to wall-proximity square ribs

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dc.contributor.author Mallor Franco, Fermin
dc.contributor.author Raiola, Marco
dc.contributor.author Sanmiguel Vila, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Örlü, Ramis
dc.contributor.author Discetti, Stefano
dc.contributor.author Ianiro, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-14T11:04:58Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-14T11:04:58Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Mallor, F., Raiola, M., Sanmiguel Vila, C., Örlü, R., Discetti, S y Ianiro, A. (2019). Modal decomposition of flow fields and convective heat transfer maps: An application to wall-proximity square ribs. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 102, pp. 517-527.
dc.identifier.issn 0894-1777
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31591
dc.description This article is part of special issue: (SI: ICEFM 2018 Munich)
dc.description.abstract In this work the modal decomposition of convective heat transfer distributions in turbulent flows is explored. The organization and thermal footprint of the turbulent flow features generated downstream of wall-proximity two-dimensional square ribs immersed in a turbulent boundary layer are investigated experimentally. This study employs modal decomposition to investigate whether this analysis can allow identifying which characteristics of the flow topology are responsible for the Nusselt-number augmentation, aiming to uncover the underlying physics of heat-transfer enhancement. Heat transfer and flow velocity measurements are performed at a Reynolds number (based on the free-stream velocity and rib side-length) equal to 4600. Square ribs are tested for two different gap spacings from the wall (0.25 and 0.5 ribs side-length) and in wall-attached configuration. A low-thermal-inertia heat transfer sensor coupled with high-repetition-rate Infrared (IR) thermography is designed to study the unsteady variation of the convective heat-transfer coefficient downstream of the obstacles. Flow-field measurements are performed with non-time-resolved Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). A modal analysis with Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) is applied to both convective heat-transfer maps and velocity-fields. The comparison of the Nusselt-number spatial modes of the clean turbulent boundary layer configuration and of the configurations with the ribs shows a variation of the spatial pattern associated with oscillations with strong spanwise coherence, opposed to the thin elongated streaks which dominate the convective heat transfer in the clean turbulent boundary layer. In configurations where the convective heat transfer is enhanced by coherent structures located close to the wall, similar eigenspectra are observed for both flow field and convective heat transfer modes.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been partially supported by the Grant DPI2016-79401-R funded by the Spanish State Research Agency (SRA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other POD
dc.subject.other Unsteady turbulent convection
dc.subject.other Rib turbulators
dc.subject.other Turbulent boundary layers
dc.subject.other IR thermography
dc.title Modal decomposition of flow fields and convective heat transfer maps: An application to wall-proximity square ribs
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.12.023
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. DPI2016-79401-R
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 517
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 527
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 102
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000023115
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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