Benchmark results for natural and mixed convection heat transfer in a cavity


Yapici K., Obut S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR HEAT & FLUID FLOW, vol.25, no.5, pp.998-1029, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/hff-02-2014-0036
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR HEAT & FLUID FLOW
  • Page Numbers: pp.998-1029
  • Keywords: Nanofluid, Finite volume method, Fourth-order linear scheme, Lid-driven cavity, Natural and mixed convection, Non-uniform grid, LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD, THERMALLY DRIVEN CAVITY, SQUARE CAVITY, NUMERICAL-SIMULATION, LAMINAR, ENCLOSURE, MOMENTUM, UNSTEADY, MODELS, SCHEME

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to numerically investigate steady, laminar natural and mixed convection heat transfer in a two-dimensional cavity by using a finite volume method with a fourth-order approximation of convective terms, with and without the presence of nanoparticles. Highly accurate benchmark results are also provided.