Investigation of the Influence of Turbulent Models on the Prediction of Heat Transfer to Low Prandtl Number Fluids
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
A12-3 Thermalhydraulics of Low Prandtl-Number (Liquid Metal) Flows (II)

Roman Thiele (Royal Institute of Technology)
Weimin Ma (Royal Institute of Technology)
Henryk Anglart (Royal Institute of Technology)


Despite many advances in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), heat transfer modeling and validation of code for liquid metal flows needs to be improved. This contribution aims to provide validation of several turbulence models implemented in OpenFOAM. 6 dierent low Reynolds number and 3 high Reynolds number turbulence models have been validated against experimental data for 3 different Reynolds numbers. The results show that most models are able to predict the temperature profile tendencies and that especially the k-!-SST by Menter has good predictive capabilities. However, all turbulence models show deteriorating capabilities with decreasing Reynolds numbers.

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