Impact of Transversely-Oriented Wall Corrugation on Hydraulic Resistance of a Channel Flow

Jacek Szumbarski , Slawomir Blonski , Tomasz Kowalewski


The impact of the transversely-oriented sinusoidal wall corrugation on the hydraulic drag is investigated numerically for the flow through the channel of finite width and with flat sidewalls. The numerical method, based on the domain transformation and Chebyshev-Galerkin discretization, is used to investigate the flow resistance of the laminar, parallel and pressure-driven flow. The obtained results are compared to the reference case, i.e., to the flow through the channel with rectangular cross section of the same aspect ratio. Simple explanation of the gain in the volumetric flow rate observed in the flow through spanwise-periodic channel with long-wave transversely-oriented wall corrugation is provided. In the further analysis, pressure drop in the flows with larger Reynolds numbers are studied numerically by means of the finite-volume commercial package Fluent. Preliminary experimental results confirm the predicted tendency.
Author Jacek Szumbarski ITLMS
Jacek Szumbarski,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Slawomir Blonski
Slawomir Blonski,,
, Tomasz Kowalewski
Tomasz Kowalewski,,
Journal seriesArchive of Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 0004-0738
Issue year2011
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)8
Citation count*2 (2018-06-18)
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