Numerical Studies on Heat Transfer over a Flat Plate with Triangular Rib-Groove Geometry at Laminar Flow Conditions
In this present study, periodically positioned triangular shaped ribs having a round top corner at the bottom with groove positioned on the top side of the plate is analyzed at laminar flow conditions. The numerical results obtained for the heated plate with rib-groove geometry are compared with that of the flat plate kept under similar conditions. At lower air flow velocity, the Nusselt number of the flat plate improved from 400 to 1407 with the provision of triangular ribs-groove arrangement in it. Similarly, it improved from 850 to 6420 at higher air flow velocity with triangular ribs-groove arrangement. Higher Nusselt number values leads to a higher heat transfer coefficient values. Therefore, the triangular ribs-groove geometry gives an enhanced rate of heat transfer with minimum pressure drop. The study shows that irrespective of geometry, the rate of heat transfer is relying on fluid (air in this present case) flow velocity over heated plate, fluid flow contact with the heated plate and surface area of the heated plate.
Dr. Stanislav Kolisnychenko
T.S. Ravikumar et al., "Numerical Studies on Heat Transfer over a Flat Plate with Triangular Rib-Groove Geometry at Laminar Flow Conditions", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 374, pp. 121-130, 2017