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Propagation of uncertainty in a rotating pipe mechanism to generate an impinging swirling jet flow for heat transfer from a flat plate

Propagation of uncertainty in a rotating pipe mechanism to generate an impinging swirling jet flow for heat transfer from a flat plate

Granados-Ortiz, F.-J., Ortega-Casanova, J. and Lai, C.-H. ORCID: 0000-0002-7558-6398 (2020) Propagation of uncertainty in a rotating pipe mechanism to generate an impinging swirling jet flow for heat transfer from a flat plate. Engineering with Computers. ISSN 0177-0667 (Print), 1435-5663 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-020-01071-2)

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Abstract

In Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies composed of the coupling of different simulations, the uncertainty in one stage may be propagated to the following stage and affect the accuracy of the prediction. In this paper, a framework for uncertainty quantification in the computational heat transfer by forced convection is applied to the two-step simulation of the mechanical design of a swirling jet flow generated by a rotating pipe (Simulation 1) impinging on a flat plate (Simulation 2). This is the first probabilistic uncertainty analysis on computational heat transfer by impinging jets in the literature. The conclusion drawn from the analysis of this frequent engineering application is that the simulated system does not exhibit a significant sensitivity to stochastic variations of model input parameters, over the tested uncertainty ranges.

Additionally, a set of non-linear regression models for the stochastic velocity and turbulent profiles for the pipe nozzle are created and tested, since impinging jets for heat transfer at Reynolds number of Re = 23000 are very frequent in the literature, but stochastic inlet conditions have never been provided. Numerical results demonstrate a negligible difference in the predicted convective heat transfer with respect to the use of the profiles simulated via CFD. These suggested surrogate models can be directly embedded onto other engineering applications (e.g. arrays of jets, jet flows impinging on plates with different shapes, inlet piping in combustion, chemical mixing, etc.) in which a realistic swirling flow under uncertainty can be of interest.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heat transfer; Impinging jets; CFD; Swirling jets; Uncertainty Quantification; Mathematical modelling
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CAM)
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Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 01:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28297

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