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    Experimental Investigation on Thermal Diffusion in Ternary Hydrocarbon Mixtures

    S. A. Mousavi1, T. Yousefi2, Z. Saghir3
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 213-220, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.213
    Abstract The main goal of this study was to investigate the thermal diffusion in ternary hydrocarbon mixtures composed of 1, 2, 3, 4 Tetrahydronaphtalene (THN)-Isobutylbenzene (IBB)-Dodecane (C12) with mass fractions of 80/10/10, 70/10/20, and 60/10/30 at mean temperature of 25 °C. Optical interferometry technique with Mach-Zehnder arrangement was used to conduct the experiments. The mixture was placed in a convectionless cell which was heated from above. The results for the mixture with mass fraction of 80/10/10 were in a good agreement with the corresponding benchmark values. Finally, the Soret coefficient for the other two mixtures have been proposed. More >

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    ARTICLE

    Numerical Analysis on Unsteady Internal Flow in an Evaporating Droplet

    Zhentao Wang1,*, Kai Dong, Shuiqing Zhan
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 221-234, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.221
    Abstract We have investigated the unsteady internal flow occurring in an evaporating droplet interacting with a high-temperature atmospheric environment. The Navier-Stokes equations for both the liquid and the gas phases have been solved numerically in the framework of a Volume of Fluid (VOF) method relying on the so-called Continuum Surface Force (CSF) model. A specific kernel able to account for evaporation and related phase change has been incorporated directly in the VOF approach. The temperature distributions within the droplet has been found to be relatively uniform by virtue of the Marangoni flow. The transient evolution of the flow pattern and related… More >

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    Numerical Simulation of Thermosolutal Convective Transitions in a Very Narrow Porous Annulus under the Influence of Lewis Number

    A. Ja1, A. Cheddadi1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 235-249, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.235
    Abstract This paper reports on the natural convection within a very narrow horizontal annular cavity filled with a porous medium saturated by a binary fluid. The main objective of this study is the identification of the effect of Lewis number on the flow structure and on the heat and mass transfer rates, in a cavity of very small radius ratio R=1.05, in the case of equal buoyancy forces (N=1), for a Rayleigh number Ra=50. The dimensionless governing equations were solved by the centered Finite Difference method using the ADI scheme. Several multicellular flows appear during the variation of the Lewis number,… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Mixed Convection in a Lid-Driven Square Cavity With Heat Sources Using Nanofluids

    Ilhem Zeghbid1, Rachid Bessaïh1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 251-273, 2017, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2017.013.251
    Abstract This paper presents a numerical study of two-dimensional laminar mixed convection in a lid-driven square cavity filled with a nanofluid and heated simultaneously at a constant heat flux q” by two heat sources placed on the two vertical walls. The movable wall and the bottom wall of the cavity are maintained at a local cold temperature TC, respectively. The finite volume method was used to solve the equations of flow with heat transfer across the physical domain. Comparisons with previous results were performed and found to be in excellent agreement. Results were presented in terms of streamlines, isotherms, vertical velocity… More >

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