Simultaneous control of friction drag reduction and heat transfer augmentation by travelingwave-like blowing/suction

Kosuke Higashi, Hiroya Mamori, Koji Fukagata

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The possibility of simultaneous control of skin-friction drag reduction and heat transfer augmentation by traveling wave-like blowing/suction is explored for laminar channel flow. In addition to the constant temperature difference condition, uniform heat generation is considered for the temperature field so that the boundary condition similar to that in a velocity field holds. Friction drag reduction and heat transfer augmentation are simultaneously achieved when the wave travels in the upstream direction. The global phases of streamwise velocity and temperature fluctuations are found to oppose each other, which eventually leads to dissimilarity between the friction drag and heat transfer. Direct numerical simulation confirms that this dissimilar control effect also can be obtained in a turbulent channel flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-530
Number of pages10
JournalComputational Thermal Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1



  • Dissimilar control
  • Friction drag
  • Heat transfer
  • Reynolds analogy
  • Similarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mathematics

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