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    Lattice Boltzmann Method for Simulation of Nanoparticle Brownian Motion and Magnetic Field Effects on Free Convection in A Nanofluid-filled Open Cavity with Heat Generation/Absorption and Non Uniform Heating on the Left Solid Vertical Wall

    Mohamed Ammar Abbassi1, Bouchmel Mliki1, Ridha Djebali1,2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.2, pp. 59-83, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.059
    Abstract This article reports a numerical study of nanoparticle Brownian motion and magnetic field effects by natural convection in a nanofluid-filled open cavity with non uniform boundary condition. Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is used to simulate nanofluid flow and heat transfer. The effective thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluid are calculated by KKL (Koo-Kleinstreuer-Li) correlation. In this model effect of Brownian motion on the effective thermal conductivity and effective viscosity is considered and examined. Simulations have been carried out for the pertinent parameters in the following ranges: Rayleigh number (Ra=103−106), Hartmann number (Ha=0-60), nanoparticle volume concentration (Φ=0–0.04) and heat generation or… More >

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    Analytical and Numerical Study of the Evaporation on Mixed Convection in aVertical Rectangular Cavity

    M. Ihdene1, T. Ben Malek2, S. Aberkane3, M. Mouderes4, P. Spiterri5, A. Ghezal2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.2, pp. 85-105, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.085
    Abstract We consider an ascending laminar air flow in a vertical channel formed by two parallel flat plates wetted by a thin water film and under different temperature and concentration conditions. The study includes a numerical finite volume method for the treatment of the double diffusion problem, where the analytical solution is given to the thermal diffusion. The analytical study showed that the reversed flow is observed only under some wall temperature conditions and also for certain values of Re/Gr. The reversed flow is also strongly dependent on the aspect ratio A2, which is based on the cross section of the… More >

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    Rotational Motion of Micropolar Fluid Spheroid in Concentric Spheroidal Container

    M. Krishna Prasad1, G. Manpreet Kaur1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.2, pp. 107-125, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.107
    Abstract The slow steady rotation of a micropolar fluid spheroid whose shape deviates slightly from that of a sphere in concentric spheroidal container filled with Newtonian viscous fluid is studied analytically. The boundary conditions used are the continuity of velocity and stress components, and spin vorticity relation. The torque and wall correction factor exerted on the micropolar fluid spheroid is obtained. The dependence of wall correction factor on the micropolarity parameter, spin parameter, viscosity ratio and deformation parameter is studied numerically and its variation is presented graphically. In the limiting cases, the torque acting on solid spheroid in spheroidal container and… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Optimizing the Design of PV Solar Reverse Osmosis Unit (RO/PV) by using Genetic Algorithms for Abu Dhabi Climate

    K. Bououni1, T. Jaber1, S. Elbehissy1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.2, pp. 127-141, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.127
    Abstract The economic progress in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) induces to a significant increase in the demand for agricultural development. In Emirates the majority of the farms are irrigated by underground water, characterized by a high level of salinity. Liwa, Al Ain and Al Khatem areas are suffering from high water well salinity that exceeds 20,000 ppm. This work focuses on this problem and suggests a suitable solution allowing the use of renewable energy (Solar Photovoltaic) to drive RO desalination units. An optimal design of RO/PV unit adapted to a typical farm in Abu Dhabi was suggested using a model… More >

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