RESEARCH PAPERS: Natural Convection

Internal Standing Waves in a Cylindrical Vessel and Their Near-Wall Features

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S. Ushijima, S. Moriya, N. Tanaka

Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), 1646 Abiko, Abiko-shi, Chiba-ken, 270-11, Japan

J. Heat Transfer 115(3), 613-620 (Aug 01, 1993) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910731 History: Received April 01, 1992; Revised February 01, 1993; Online May 23, 2008


This paper describes numerical and experimental investigations on internal standing waves occurring in a cylindrical vessel and their near-wall behavior in the vicinity of an adiabatic cylinder located at the center of the vessel. A numerical prediction method was developed with a low-Reynolds-number turbulence model to stimulate the occurrence of the internal standing waves and their near-wall features. These features are characterized by the attenuation and phase shifts in temperature fluctuations as observed in the present experiments. The measured results were well predicted by the numerical simulation in terms of certain statistical values as well as qualitative internal wave motions and flow patterns.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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