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International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
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ISSN Print: 2152-5102
ISSN Online: 2152-5110

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

DOI: 10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.v27.i2-4.20
pages 200-212

Modified Reattaching Shear Layer Using a Stationary Cylinder

Bassam A/K Abu-Hijleh
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110 - JORDAN

ABSTRACT

The problem of an incompressible turbulent reattaching flow over a 2-D backward facing step with a cylinder mounted after the step was investigated numerically. The flow field was solved using the finite element numerical method with the RNG turbulence model. The effects of the cylinder diameter and position on the reattachment length, recirculation velocity, maximum axial velocity, and normalized maximum turbulent kinetic energy are reported and discussed. The cylinder could be used to modify the flow field.


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