Numerical simulation of heat transfer in a pipe with non-homogeneous thermal boundary conditions Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2015

start page

  • 45

end page

  • 51


  • 55

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0142-727X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-2278


  • Direct numerical simulations of heat transfer in a fully-developed turbulent pipe flow with circumferentially-varying thermal boundary conditions are reported. Three cases have been considered for friction Reynolds number in the range 180-360 and Prandtl number in the range 0.7-4. The temperature statistics under these heating conditions are characterized. Eddy diffusivities and turbulent Prandtl numbers for radial and circumferential directions are evaluated and compared to the values predicted by simple models. It is found that the usual assumptions made in these models provide reasonable predictions far from the wall and that corrections to the models are needed near the wall. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • passive scalar transport; circular tube; flow; numbers; dns