The conjugate heat transfer in a stationary cylindrical cavity with a rotating disk and fluid through-flow is analysed at various rotational speeds ranging from 10000 to 50000 rpm by using a finite volume commercial code. The numerical model and code are validated for a problem, which involves rotation and fluid through-flow. A reduction of the thermal boundary layer thickness and increase in the heat transfer coefficients are observed with increase in the rotational speed. Marked differences are noticed between the Nusselt numbers obtained from the conjugate and constant temperature analyses.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.