Study of the Flow Around a Heated Cylinder in Mixed Convection Regime

  • S. RolfoEmail author
  • K. Kopsidas
  • S. A. Rahman
  • C. Moulinec
  • D. R. Emerson
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Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 25)


Overhead Lines (OHL) are a key component to transmit and distribute electrical energy. The aero-thermal design of OHL is generally carried out considering the cable as a perfect heated cylinder immersed in a uniform cross flow (IEEE standard for calculating the current-temperature relationship of bare overhead conductors, 2013, [1]). Moreover, The design also assumes that only two regimes can occur, depending on the Reynolds number (based on the line diameter and the incoming velocity): (a) natural convection for low velocities, e.g. below a wind speed of 0.6 m/s which roughly corresponds to a Reynolds number of 850; (b) forced convection at higher Reynolds numbers. In both of these cases analytical correlations exist to compute the Nusselt number.



The authors are grateful for financial support by the Hartree Centre and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under grants EP/L000261/1, EP/N016602/1 and EP/K038427/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rolfo
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Kopsidas
    • 2
  • S. A. Rahman
    • 2
  • C. Moulinec
    • 1
  • D. R. Emerson
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Computing DepartmentSTFC Daresbury LaboratoryWarringtonUK
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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