Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of geometrical parameters and internal wall velocity on turbulent flow and heat transfer in helical square duct with moving wall

Okyar Kaya1* and Ismail Teke2
  1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pamukkale University, 20070, Kinikli, Denizli/Turkey. 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 34349, Besiktas, Istanbul/Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 18 November 2010



In this study the effect of geometrical dimensions and the internal wall velocity on turbulent flow and heat transfer in a helical square duct with movable wall are numerically analyzed. RNG k-ε turbulent model and finite volume method are used in the numerical solutions. The validity of the numerical solutions are tested by previous experimental studies with different boundary conditions and it has been determined that the helical duct curvature ratio and the internal wall velocity have significant effects but the dimensionless helical pitch has not on the internal wall Nusselt number.


Key words: Helical square duct, RNG k-ε turbulent model, finite volume method, curvature ratio, internal wall velocity, dimensionless pitch.