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Natural Convection Flow and Heat Transfer in Square Enclosure Asymetrically Heated from Below: A Lattice Boltzmann Comprehensive Study

Taoufik Naffouti1,2 and Ridha Djebali1,3

Univ. Tunis El-Manar, LETTM, 2092 Manar 2, Tunis, Tunisia.
Email: taoufik_naffouti@yahoo.fr
CNRS-SPCTS / CEC 12, Rue Atlantis 87068, Limoges, France.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2012, 88(3), 211-228. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2012.088.211

Abstract

This paper reports numerical results of natural convection flow evolving inside confined medium defined by two-dimensional square enclosure containing isothermal hot source placed asymmetrically at bottom wall. The sides-walls are isothermally cooled at a constant temperature; however the ceiling and the rest of bottom wall are insulated. The lattice Boltzmann method is used to solve the dimensionless governing equations with the associated boundary conditions. The flow is monitored by the Grashof number and the Prandtl number taken here 0.71. Numerical simulations are performed to study the effects of Grashof number ranging from 104 to 106, hot source length from 0.1 to 0.4 and its position ranging from 0.15 and 0.45, on flow and heat transfer behaviours. It was found that the developed lattice Boltzmann thermal model give credible results by comparison with former findings. Additionally, it was found that the Grashof number increase as well as the source length results in enhancing the convective currents and then heat transfer rate quantified by the Nusselt number along the hot source. Besides, the variation of the hot source position affects the dynamic and thermal structures and increases slightly the heat transfer to a rate of 5%.

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Djebali, T.N.A.R. (2012). Natural convection flow and heat transfer in square enclosure asymetrically heated from below: A lattice boltzmann comprehensive study. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 88(3), 211-228. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2012.088.211
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Djebali TNAR. Natural convection flow and heat transfer in square enclosure asymetrically heated from below: A lattice boltzmann comprehensive study. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2012;88(3):211-228 https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2012.088.211
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T.N.A.R. Djebali, "Natural Convection Flow and Heat Transfer in Square Enclosure Asymetrically Heated from Below: A Lattice Boltzmann Comprehensive Study," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 211-228. 2012. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2012.088.211



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