Heat transfer from a cylinder in a time-dependent cross flow at low Peclet number

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The heat transfer from a constant-temperature cylinder in a uniform, time-dependent cross flow at low Peclet number is considered. The time dependence is allowed to be strong, so that the velocity fluctuations may be comparable to, or larger than, the mean flow. The first nontrivial term in the Oseen approximation is calculated using matched-expansion theory, and its physical significance is discussed. As an illustration, the time-dependent heat transfer is calculated for a steady cross flow with large sinusoidal perturbations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3451-3456
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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